Cuaba can be used similarly to Palo Santo or Sage but I find it amplifies our ancestral prayers more effectively. It's smell is sweeter and lighter than Palo Santo. And it can also be used to add a distinct flavor to your BBQ! Cuaba is spiritually used to dominate others, or situations. Want to silence someone? chew on a piece of cuaba before you start speaking to them. You can also use it to cleanse your space of funky energy.
Cuaba is also recognized in Santeria. Within that tradition Cuaba is called Palo Guachinango and Cambia-Voz "voice changer". It is said that it hides or becomes invisible to those who do not know how to treat it.
To use Palo Santo or Palo de Cuaba I recommend you open your windows and front door. Then walk from the back of your home to the front. While doing this you can pray, chant, or simply ask for the removal of any negative energy, and welcome in good things like abundance, peace, and love. If meditating or holding a ritual after cleansing your space prop your palo of choice on our Palo Holder.
Cuaba can also be carried for protection and chewed before you propose a business deal or apply for a job. Individuals that defend causes, or individuals would benefit from this root.