Gumbo Limbo has deep roots in the tropical regions of the Americas and Caribbean. Its copper-red peeling bark contains a powerful resin. It is in the family of other resin/incense producing trees, such as; frankincense, myrrh, copal, and palo santo. This holy bark provides great protection from negative energies and evil spirits. The resin is composed of terpenoids. Lupeol, Yatein, hinokinin, Betulin, and many others. It has been used since time immemorial as a blood cleanser, kidney cleanse, liver strengthener, wound healing. It has assisted in gastrointestinal issues, venereal diseases, skin afflictions, back pain, anemia, fevers, sinus infections, UTI's, and viral infections.