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What is Dragon’s Blood?

The name Dragon’s Blood comes from the Spanish phrase “Sangre de grado” meaning “blood of the dragon”. Dragon’s Blood is a bright red resin that comes from a variety of distinct plant genera: Pterocarpus, Dracaena, Croton, Daemonorops, Calamus and Rotang. This red resin has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years for a variety of applications including medicine, incense, and dye. The History of Dragon Blood References date back as early as the 1600s, when Spanish explorer P. Bernabe Cobo who found the sap used by local tribes across Ecuador and Peru. This resin and bark has been used as a traditional medicine through South America. The earliest studies involving these specific plants in this form date back to...

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