He is the spirit of vegetation, the guardian of sanctuaries and is associated with trees. Loco has an extensive
knowledge of the pharmaceutical uses of herbs. It is said that houngans and mambos receive their knowledge him. He gives healing properties to leaves, and is the loa of healing and patron of the herb doctors who always invoke him before undertaking a treatment. Offerings to Loko are placed in straw bags which are then hung in trees' branches.
He is known for his good judgment, and often during conflicts he is called in to be judge. He has an intolerance of injustice, and it has been said that he transforms into the wind and listens to people without them knowing he is there.