Dragon's Blood Resin (Daemonorops draco)
All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME: Standard: Dragon’s Blood Resin LATIN NAME: Daemonorops dracoPlant Family: Arecaceae PART(S) USED: Dried resin, collected from the trunk. OVERVIEW: Dragon’s blood is a natural plant resin. It’s dark red color gives dragon’s blood its name. The resin is extracted from many different tropical tree species commonly called dragon trees. These generally come from the plant groups Croton, Pterocarpus, Daemonorops, or Dracaena. The plant resin has been used for thousands of years. There are records of its use among the ancient Greeks and Romans and in India, China, and the Middle East for digestive health, as a dye, paint, incense, or for spiritual purposes. It has strong, somewhat sweet fragrance, not unlike vanilla and spices. Dragon’s blood products from the Dracaena and Daemonorops genus are the most common and widely used today. PREPARATIONS: Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. The resin is placed on hot coals for spiritual cleansing. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE As with any herb or medicine that is lit, exercise caution when smoke is produced. If any symptoms occur (coughing or eye-watering, etc…) extinguish the product immediately and make sure the area is well-ventilated. Talk to your doctor before using if you are on any medication or if you suffer from diabetes. Use caution if you have allergies. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.