Sangre de Grado

What is Sangre de Grado?

Sangre de Grado (also known as Dragon's Blood) is the red sap extracted from a species of Dracaena tree (Croton lechleri). This tree sap is popular and widely used in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. Sangre de Grado is rich in medicinal compounds, and research has revealed that it is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and analgesic. Remarkably, Sangre de Grado is also cytophylactic (meaning it protects the 'cells of the organism' and stimulates new cell growth).

Scaring a Sangre de grado tree for extraction of sap.
  • Scaring the Sangre de Grado tree
The red sap of the Sangre de Grado tree
  • The red sap of the Sangre de Grado tree

How can Sangre de Grado help me?

First Aid

Sangre de Grado is commonly used to stop bleeding, heal burns, and treat infected wounds. When applied to a cut or abrasion, it creates a 'second skin' protecting against infectious agents, dust, and bacteria. Taspine and dimethylcedrusine present in Sangre de Grado speed healing and help to regenerate skin cells. You may consider Sangre de Grado a 'liquid bandaid' and an excellent addition to any First Aid kit.

Oral Health

Sangre de Grado is an excellent addition to your oral health routine. The anti-infectious properties of this sap work against tartar, gingivitis, bleeding gums, inflammation in the mouth (mouth ulcers), thrush, and cavities. To use it, add a few drops to your toothpaste or massage it into your gums. It is effective and safe for both people and pets.

Beauty

Sangre de Grado applies to beauty routines and skin health. Sangre de Grado will leave your skin feeling hydrated and regenerated. You can make a daily anti-wrinkle creme by combining 100g of natural skin cream with 30 drops of Sangre de Grado and 20 drops of Frankincense essential oil.

You may also apply Sangre de Grado to your face before applying makeup (use circular movements for better absorption). It tightens skin and offers some protection against UV rays and the aging effects of sun exposure.


Sangre de Grado stimulates the production of collagen and is, therefore, an effective anti-wrinkle treatment. Sangre de Grado also improves acne, stretch marks, scars, keloids, and sun-damaged skin.


Summary of Uses

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First Aid

  • Use Sangre de Grado on cuts and scrapes, stop bleeding, heal burns, and treat infected wounds. Speed healing and regeneration
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Oral Health

Use Sangre de Grado as part of your oral health routine. The anti-infectious properties are effective for many mouth conditions
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Beauty

Sangre de Grado will leave your skin feeling hydrated and regenerated. Provides some protection against UV rays and the aging effects of sun exposure
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Pets

  • Apply Sangre de Grado to bites or cuts to speed healing and prevent infection. Safe and beneficial if licked

  • The mighty Sangre de Grado tree

Sourcing our Sangre de Grado

Shamanic medicine carries energies, both of the plant spirit and the medicine maker. We source our wild-crafted Sangre De Grado from the Aikanā People. Aikanã is the name of one of the approximately forty indigenous peoples that inhabit the state of Rondônia, mainly in the well-known region of Guaporé, in the so-called 'lowlands' of the Amazon.


When we choose to support traditional medicine makers' we support them in maintaining their culture. Please be discerning about who made your medicine and the pedigree of their knowledge; this will serve you greatly.


Sananga Plant, Tabernaemontana sananho
  • Illustration of Croton lechleri

Sangre de Grado from Shamanic Supply


Our Sangre de Grado is sustainably harvested in the lowlands of the Amazon by the Aikanā tribe.


Potent and fresh.
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SANGRE DE GRADO FAQ

Questions often asked about Sangre de Grado

What other names does it have?

Sangre de Grado is also known as Dragon's Blood, Sangre de Drago, Water Bleed and Croton Sap

Can it be used after Kambô?

Yes, it is the perfect thing to apply to the skin after a Kambô ceremony. It protects and speeds the healing of the openings. It also reduces scarring

Can I brush my teeth with it?

Yes, simply add your toothpaste and one drop of Sangre de Grado to your toothbrush.

How do I apply to a cut?

Add a drop or two to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin. After a short time, it will foam and then start to set, creating a natural bandaid

How long does it last?

We receive regular shipments, so your Sangre de Grado will be fresh by the time you receive it. Expect your Sangre de Grado to last at least 12 months