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Dragons Blood Resin

  • Daemonorops draco
  • Origin: Singapore
Dragons Blood Resin

SKU
dra_1oz

Common Name

Standardized: dragon's blood

Botanical Name

Daemonorops draco (Willd.) Blume
Plant Family: Arecaceae

Overview

Introduction

Dragon’s blood is a resin produced by the rattan palm tree, Daemonorops draco. It is native to Southeast Asia, appearing in tropical and subtropical climates and occurring on the Malay Archipelago, specifically cultivated in Sumatra. There are in fact many red resins colloquially known as dragon’s blood, many of which possess different properties and come from entirely different plants. The resin of Daemonorops draco is the most commercially available, and is the species provided by Mountain Rose Herbs.

Summary

Dragon’s blood resin is often burned as incense, and its deep red pigment is used as a varnish and a dye. The resin is still used today in modern witchcraft where it is powdered down and used as an ink to write spells.

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21073937
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20349349
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/004938488390021X
http://www.witchipedia.com/scent:dragon-s-blood

Precautions

Specific: Not for internal use.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.