Dragon Blood: Sangre de Drago, Sangre de Grado
In the Amazon region of Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, in the tropical forests, is the Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) tree. The healing power of its latex has been well known since ancient times by the native inhabitants. The first written reference on its medicinal uses dates back to the seventeenth century. It was documented by the Spanish naturalist Bernabé Cobo: “Then I saw that the Indians use the latex to seal wounds of the skin.”
Dragon Blood speeds up the healing of cuts and infections, and has been used on fractures. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties thus serving as a first aid treatment of insect bites, acne, burns and hemorrhoids. Its healing quality is thought to be due to the high content of the alkaloid taspine, and its antiviral properties due to the presence of antiviral compound SP-303.
As an anti-inflammatory, Dragon’s Blood is used to treat stomach ulcers, chronic gastritis, cirrhosis of the liver and internal injuries. It has been said to repair the gastrointestinal mucosa through its alkalinizing quality. Normally it is taken by dissolving three drops in water three times a day.
Our Dragon Blood is 100% pure and natural.
This plant is contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation and for children under 12 years due to its high content of alkaloids
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