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 the Sangre de Grado tree
- The red sap of the Sangre de Grado tree
How can Sangre de Grado help me?
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.
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
- Use Sangre de Grado on cuts and scrapes, stop bleeding, heal burns, and treat infected wounds. Speed healing and regeneration
- 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.