Dragon Blood Benefits

Learn about the benefits of Dragon Blood: Skin Tightening, Inflammation Reduction, Wound Healing & UV Protection.

Introduction: What is Dragon Blood?

Dragon Blood is a precious substance sourced from the red sap of different Dragon's Blood Trees, including the Dracaena cinnabari and the Croton lechleri species. This unique and versatile substance has captured the attention and reverence of cultures throughout history due to its wide range of benefits for health and well-being. Derived from the red sap of the Dragon's Blood Tree, which thrives in the tropical rainforests of South America, Dragons Blood offers more than just a pleasant aroma when burned as incense. Its profound significance encompasses spiritual practices, medicinal applications, and its remarkable pharmacological properties, making it a highly valued and cherished substance.

Perched atop a mountain, the majestic Dragon's Blood Trees command the landscape
Dracaena cinnabari, commonly known as the Dragon's Blood Tree, is a unique tree species native to the Socotra archipelago in Yemen. It belongs to the family Asparagaceae and is known for its umbrella-shaped crown and its red sap, which is often referred to as "dragon's blood."
Scaring the Dragon's Blood tree
Scarring Croton lechleri to promote the flow of the plant resin
The red sap of the Dragon's Blood tree
Deep red Dragon's Blood resin obtained from the Dragon Blood tree

Health Benefits of the Dragon Blood Natural Remedy

In addition to its use as incense, Dragon Blood is available in supplement and tincture forms, expanding its potential health benefits. Here are some notable uses:


  1. Ulcers: Dragon Blood has shown efficacy in preventing and healing ulcers, particularly when applied topically. The resin's abundance of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties makes it beneficial for treating skin ulcers and bedsores. Topical applications such as creams, ointments, or tinctures are commonly recommended for optimal results.


  2. Antimicrobial Power: With potent antimicrobial properties, Dragon Blood acts as a protective shield against viruses, fungi, and bacteria, effectively thwarting potential harm.


  3. Digestive Support: Dragon Blood has a long history of promoting digestive health. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help calm the body and support a healthy digestive system.


  4. Anti-inflammatory Action: Dragon Blood exhibits impressive anti-inflammatory properties, offering relief and soothing effects for various inflammatory conditions.


  5. Potential Antidiabetic Effects: Ongoing research suggests that among the benefits of Dragon's Blood are antidiabetic properties, although further investigation is required for a comprehensive understanding.


  6. Exploring Anticancer Properties: Preliminary studies indicate that compounds within Dragon Blood, combined with its antioxidant-rich nature, may contribute to its potential role in combating cancer. Extensive research is underway to delve deeper into its anticancer properties.

Make an Anti-wrinkle Cream

To make your own anti-wrinkle cream, combine 100g of natural skin cream with 30 drops of Dragon's Blood and 20 drops of Frankincense essential oil. Frankincense complements Dragon's Blood by promoting cellular function and reducing the appearance of skin blemishes. This blend not only stimulates collagen production but also works as an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Women applies face creme with Dragon's Blood Incense

Dragon Blood: A Multifaceted Solution for First Aid, Oral Health, and Skin Care

Dragon Blood in First Aid: Dragon Blood is commonly used in first aid to promote the healing of wounds and burns, stop bleeding, and prevent wound infections. Its application creates a protective layer, akin to a "second skin," which effectively shields against infectious agents, dust, and bacteria. The presence of Taspine and dimethylcedrusine in Dragon Blood accelerates the healing process and aids in the regeneration of skin cells. Consider Dragon Blood a versatile addition to any first aid kit, providing a "liquid Band-Aid" solution that is enjoyable to apply (especially for kids) and typically causes minimal discomfort.

Dragon Blood and Oral Health: Dragon's Blood active compounds effectively combat various oral health issues. Its anti-infectious properties work against tartar buildup, fight gingivitis, manage bleeding gums, soothe mouth ulcers, and address fungal infections like thrush. Incorporating Dragon Blood into your oral care routine is simple, from adding a few drops to your toothpaste to creating a powerful mouthwash or gargle solution.

Dragon Blood Skin and Beauty Benefits: Dragon Blood, known for its healing properties, has found a place in skincare routines worldwide. Rich in antioxidants, it defends the skin against free radicals, reduces inflammation, stimulates collagen production, tightens pores, fades scars and stretch marks, repairs sun-damaged skin, and enhances overall skin texture and tone. Its natural origin and multiple skin benefits make Dragon Blood a powerful yet gentle ingredient for a vibrant and healthy complexion.


Incorporating Dragon Blood into various aspects of life, from health and first aid to oral care and skincare, allows individuals to experience the remarkable benefits of this unique substance. Whether for spiritual practices or overall well-being, Dragon Blood continues to demonstrate its versatility and therapeutic qualities, leaving a lasting impact on those who utilize its potential.


Not All Dragon Blood Incense is Created Equal

At Shamanic Supply, we take great pride in offering Dragon Blood sourced from the Aikanā People, who practice sustainable harvesting in the lush lowlands of the Amazon. Our Dragon Blood stands apart for its exceptional potency and freshness, as it carries the energetic essence of both the plant spirit and the skilled medicine makers who meticulously gather it.

The Aikanā People are part of a vibrant tapestry of approximately forty indigenous tribes residing in Rondônia, a state nestled in the captivating region of Guaporé within the Amazon's lowlands. This area is renowned for its awe-inspiring biodiversity and serves as a sanctuary for countless plant and animal species.

By choosing Shamanic Supply, you embark on a journey that goes beyond mere product acquisition; you become a guardian of a sacred legacy. Each purchase you make contributes to the preservation of traditional medicine-making practices, safeguarding the rich cultural heritage and invaluable generational knowledge held by the Aikanā People. We invite you to embrace the significance of your medicine's origin and honor the profound wisdom that underlies it. This discernment will enhance your experience, allowing the true benefits of Dragon Blood to resonate deeply within you. Your support transcends a simple transaction; it becomes a meaningful investment in the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Natasha (Saint Paul, US)
Quality products!

The dragons blood is good quality and quantity for the money. I also have purchased sananga from here that I love.

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Matt G. (Charlotte, US)
Incredibly good.

This is my first time trying dragon's blood and I'm pleasantly surprised! I combine it with copaiba balsam oil, copaiba essential oil (that I purchased from Shamanic Supply), boswellic acid, frankincense (Boswellia sacra), and DMSO to make an insanely potent topical for pain management.

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Erik Jacobson (Moscow, US)
Deep Healing

The Dragon’s Blood available from Shamanic Supply is of the highest quality. I’ve been using Dragon’s Blood in various ways for about a decade. Initially I used it for cuts and scrapes. It worked great on healing my dad’s incision wounds after they dug a cancer lesion out of the back of his hand. It works for this kind of thing better than anything else I’ve experienced. I tried to use it internally to heal some of the funny stuff going on in my gut but it would always make me feel a bit “off” and I got discouraged and stopped after several attempts. But when Shamanic Supply started carrying Dragon’s Blood I decided to try it and also try it internally again. I add a few drops to some tea or water before bed and drink it. I have none of the nausea issues I had with other brands of this this medicine. My gut is feeling quite a bit better. I’m impressed with all the products that I’ve tried from Shamanic Supply, and am a big fan of the Sananga, too.

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BRIAN DENNIS (Waldorf, US)
medicineman

I tried the dragon blood on open cuts and sores and it helping to heal them

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Tomonori Hayakawa (Tokumaru, JP)
Great antioxidant power

I applied Dragon's Blood to the wound. It was very stained at first, but it recovered quickly.

I can't live without it!

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Marci Macedo (Orange Park, US)

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Micah B (Denver, US)
Thank you

I haven't really had a chance to put it to use but all the product I ordered from you is quality so far. Thank you for good and prompt service and I will continue to order rapé, sananga and try other products from your catalog. Thanks

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Angela Morgan (Terrebonne, US)
Wound healer

I was surprised by the healing properties of dragon's blood. We put it on all of our wounds and it quickened the healing process.

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Boban dimovski (Skopje, MK)
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Every product which i bought its excellent quality.🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️

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Miranda Flores (North Las Vegas, US)
Great and easy experience

4 different Rapehs, 2 Sanangas and 2 Dragon's Blood awesome products and shipments, I'm a very happy Client. Thank you Shamanic Supply

Dragon's Blood FAQ

Is dragon's blood safe to use?

When used externally and in small amounts, dragon's blood is generally safe. But ingesting large amounts may cause side effects like nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, etc. It's best to consult an expert before consuming it.

What are the uses of dragon's blood?

Dragon's blood has been used since ancient times for many purposes. Some of the main uses include:


  • As a pigment and dye for art, fabrics, cosmetics, writing ink, etc. due to its vivid red color

  • As medicine and in rituals - it was believed to have healing, protective and magical properties.
  • As varnish and lacquer to coat pottery and violins.
  • As incense and in rituals for its fragrant smoke.

Does Dragon Blood have other names?

Many cultures use Dragon Blood, so it has several names; Sangre de Grado, Sangre de Drago, Water Bleed, Dragon's Blood Sage, Dragon Blood Incense, Dragon Blood Resin and Croton Sap to name a few.

Can I use Dragon's Blood for oral health?

Yes, add a drop or two of Dragon Blood to your toothpaste before brushing your teeth.
You may also add Dragon Blood to water to create a refreshing anti-bacterial gargle with astringent properties.

Is Dragon Blood appropriate after receiving Kambô?

Yes, Dragon Blood is ideal for application to the skin after a Kambô ceremony. It possesses potent wound-healing properties that safeguard and accelerate the recovery of the "gates" or openings. Additionally, it is recognized for its ability to minimize scarring.

How long will my Dragon Blood last?

We receive regular shipments, so your Dragon Blood will be fresh by the time you receive it. Expect your Dragon Blood to last at least 12 months if stored in a cool, dark place.

Is Dragon Blood safe for dogs?

Dragon's Blood is a natural sap with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound-healing properties that can help promote faster healing, reduce inflammation, and prevent infection in dogs. It contains taspine, which stimulates the production of collagen, a key protein involved in wound healing. It also forms a protective barrier over the wound, reducing itching and promoting faster healing. Dragon Blood is a safe and natural option for treating minor cuts and wounds in dogs, but if the wound is serious, it's important to seek the advice of a veterinarian.

Do I use Dragon Blood like essential oils?

No, Dragon Blood is not typically used in the same way as essential oils. While both Dragon Blood and essential oils have aromatic properties, Dragon's Blood is primarily used as a resin or incense for spiritual and ceremonial purposes, whereas essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy.

How is dragon's blood resin obtained?

The resin is obtained by cutting or injuring the stems of the plants. The red sap or latex that bleeds out is then collected and dried into resin chunks or powder.

  • What are the key properties and benefits of dragon's blood?

It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and astringent. It helps stop bleeding, heal wounds, and soothe skin. It also has anti-cancer potential.

How do I apply Dragon Blood to a cut?

Add a drop or two of Dragon Blood to the affected area and rub it into the skin. After a short time, it will begin to foam and change to a lighter color. After a minute or two, the foam sets, creating a natural Bandaid of protection and healing. Pro tip: Kid's love Dragon Blood.

Scientific References for Dragon Blood


1/ Ansari MJ, et al. (2016). Antimicrobial activity of Dracaena cinnabari resin from Soqotra Island on multi drug resistant human pathogens.


2/ Fan J-Y, et al. (2014). A systematic review of the botanical, phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Dracaena cochinchinensis, a plant source of the ethnomedicine “dragon’s blood.”


3/ Gupta D, et al. (2011). Bioprotective properties of Dragon’s blood resin: In vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity and antimicrobial activity.


4/ Ji S, et al. (2015). Sanguis draconis (Daemonorops draco): A case report of treating a chronic pressure ulcer with tunneling.


5/ Kuo P-C, et al. (2017). Anti-inflammatory Flavan-3-ol-dihydroetrochalcones from Daemonorops draco.


6/ Li S, et al. (2011). Prospective randomized controlled study of a Chinese herbal medicine compunt Tangzu Yuyang Ointment for chronic diabetic foot ulcers: A preliminary report.


7/ Mohammed YHE, et al. (2016). Anti-diabetic activity of Dracaen cinnabari Balf.f extracts from resin in Socotra Island-Yemen.


8/ Silva BM, et al. (2011). Dracaena draco L. fruit: Phytochemical and antioxidant activity assessment.


9/ Valente MJ, et al. (2012). Further insights into chemical characterization through GC-MS and evaluation for anticancer potential of Dracaena draco leaf and fruit extracts.


10/ Wankeu-Nya M, et al. (2013). Dracaena arborea alleviates ultra-structural spermatogenic alterations in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.


11/ Yehia A-T, et al. (2013). In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari Balf.f.) of Socotra Island (Yemen).


12/ Yi T, et al. (2011). Comparison of the chemical profiles and anti-platelet aggregation effects of two “Dragon’s Blood” drugs used in traditional Chinese medicine.


13. Sun J, Liu JN, Fan B, Chen XN, Pang DR, Zheng J, Zhang Q, Zhao YF, Xiao W, Tu PF, Song YL, Li J. Phenolic constituents, pharmacological activities, quality control, and metabolism of Dracaena species: A review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2019 Nov 15;244:112138. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112138. Epub 2019 Aug 4. PMID: 31390529.