BELIZEAN MAYAN COPAL MEDICINAL OIL NOW SOLD OVER THE COUNTER IN BELIZECOPAL THE MAYAN INCENSE SOLD IN MARKETS IN BELIZE HAS ALSO GOT MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Blocks of COPAL resin are sold in all markets in Belize. Two doctors, the Doctors, Mandy and Mr. Tsang have been experimenting with COPAL as a medicine. The research and work shows that Copal is confirmed as a treatment for skin conditions. It has also been used to plug tooth cavities and for treatment of muscle aches and pains.
Chemically the Copal resin is made up of isomeric tertiary and secondary cyclic terene alcohols. They are antiseptic for both internal and external use. Also have anti rheumatic properties. Both the MOPAN MAYA and KETCHI MAYA in the Toledo District use it.
The Doctor pair, husband and wife have started to package and produce Copal Medicinal Oil. Mostly used for rashes, itches, burns and scalds, insect bites, skin infections and fungus infections, and as a result for arthritus and muscle rub. Another medicinal local popular mix is; BAY RUM and MARIJUANA, rubbed on arthritus joints. Works like a charm, though illegal. There are no allergic reactions to Copal medicine. Mostly available in Spanish Lookout, or down South in Punta Gorda. Western Belize Happenings!