Not actually the blood of a dragon but absolutely the oldest kind of incense and in exactly the same form as used by the three wise men two thousand years ago.In fact the use of tree resin as an aromatic substance can be traced back much further – over six thousand years. You can literally recreate ancient aromatic history in their own homes. The smoky fragrance produced by burning resin on charcoal disks is quite unique and amazingly evocative. 0.5oz.
Dragon’s blood is a bright red resin that is obtained from different species of a number of distinct plant genera. The red resin has been in continuous use since ancient times as varnish, medicine, incense, and dye.
Sangre de grado, Spanish for “blood of the dragon,” has a long history of use for both the bark and the resin. An early reference dating back to the 1600s notes that Spanish explorer P. Bernabe Cobo found the sap was being used by indigenous tribes throughout Peru and Ecuador. C. lechleri resin and bark are used in traditional medicine in South America. They used it internally and externally to
- stop bleeding
- help heal wounds and
- treat intestinal problems.
Studies regarding this plant date back to the late 1970s. Dragon’s blood has been used for its antiviral and wound-healing effects. Taspine, a component of dragon’s blood, has been documented to have anti-inflammatory and wound-healing actions. Taspine and a proanthocyanidin component also have been shown to have antiviral activities. Dragon’s blood also plays a role in GI health. Practitioners are reporting it beneficial for stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease when taken internally.
To use Dragons Blood Powder as incense, use sparingly or as part of a mix, on a charcoal disc.
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