Aikanã • Dragon's Blood

Regular price $ 25.00 USD
Aikanã • Dragon's Blood
Aikanã • Dragon's Blood
Aikanã • Sangre De Grado Herb Aikanã
Aikanã • Sangre De Grado Herb Aikanã
Aikanã • Sangre De Grado Herb Aikanã
Aikanã • Sangre De Grado Herb Aikanã

Our premium Dragon's Blood (or Sangre de Grado) is 100% pure and sustainably collected using traditional methods.

Dragon's Blood is antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory, and has many versatile uses, from oral health to first aid and beauty routines.

Dragon's Blood is lovingly made for us by the Aikanã of Rondônia, Brazil. Learn more about the Aikanã People.

Store in a cool, dark place this will keep for a year or more. Shake well prior to use. Caution: This sap will stain your clothing.

Ingredients: 100% Grado Sap (Croton lechleri)(Brazil)

Dragon's Blood

What is Dragon's Blood (or Sangre de Grado)?

Dragon's Blood is popular and widely used in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador; it is the tree sap of the Dragon's Blood Tree or, more appropriately, a species of Dracaena tree (Croton lechleri).

Dragon's Blood is rich in medicinal compounds, and research has revealed that it is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and analgesic. Remarkably, Dragon's Blood is also cytophylactic (meaning it protects the 'cells of the organism' and stimulates new cell growth).

One of the most interesting chemical components of dragon's blood is called "dragonsin," a compound that has been found to have antimicrobial properties. Dragonsin is a type of proanthocyanidin, which is a class of compounds found in many fruits, vegetables, and other plants that are known for their health benefits.

Scaring the Dragon's Blood tree
  • Scaring the Dragon's Blood tree
The red sap of the Dragon's Blood tree
  • The red sap of the Dragon's Blood tree

What are the uses of Dragon's Blood?

Dragon's Blood has a long history of use in folk medicine for a variety of conditions, beyond its benefits for skin health. In addition to fractures, wounds, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatism, blood circulation dysfunctions, and cancer, Dragon's Blood has been used to treat a range of other health issues. For example, it has been used to treat respiratory infections, menstrual disorders, fever, diarrhea, and dental pain. It is also sometimes used as a natural dye and has been used in some cultures as an incense or for spiritual purposes. (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)

Dragon's Blood and First Aid

Dragon's Blood is commonly used to stop bleeding, heal burns, and prevent wounds from becoming infected. After the correct application Dragon's Blood creates a 'second skin' which protects against infectious agents, dust, and bacteria. Taspine and dimethylcedrusine present in Dragon's Blood speed healing and help to regenerate skin cells. Consider Dragon's Blood a 'liquid Band-Aid' and an excellent addition to any first aid kit. Kids love it, as it is fun to apply and generally only stings a little.

Dragon's Blood and Oral Health

Dragon's Blood makes 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. You may also add it to water to make an effective mouth wash or gargle. It is generally considered safe for both people and pets.

Dragon's Blood Skin and Beauty Benefits

Dragon's Blood is a powerful ingredient for your beauty routine, with several potential skin benefits for humans. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce skin damage caused by UV radiation and pollution, while its ability to stimulate collagen production can improve skin elasticity and firmness. Additionally, the sap's natural astringent and antimicrobial properties make it an effective treatment for acne, stretch marks, scars, keloids, and sun-damaged skin.

To create an effective daily anti-wrinkle cream using Dragon's Blood, combine 100g of natural skin cream with 30 drops of Dragon's Blood and 20 drops of Frankincense essential oil. This combination stimulates collagen production, making it an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Applying Dragon's Blood to your face before makeup application using circular motions can help tighten the skin, protecting it against the aging effects of sun exposure and UV rays.

Overall, incorporating Dragon's Blood into your beauty routine is an excellent way to improve the overall appearance and health of your skin. Its unique properties make it a powerful tool for protecting against premature aging, improving skin texture, and promoting overall skin health. With its multiple skin benefits, Dragon's Blood is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a natural and effective ingredient for their skincare routine.

Summary of Dragon's Blood Uses

Dragon's Blood Tree

First Aid

  • Use Dragon's Blood on cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding, create a 'protective skin,' and prevent infection. Consider Dragon's Blood for relief from sunburn, redness, ulcers, burns, and bites. Dragon's Blood will speed the healing and the regeneration of new skin.
Dragon's Blood Tree

Oral Health

Use Dragon's Blood as part of your oral health routine. The anti-infectious properties of Dragon's Blood are effective against many mouth conditions.
Dragon's Blood Tree


Dragon's Blood will leave your skin feeling hydrated and regenerated while providing some protection against UV rays and the aging effects of sun exposure. Dragon's Blood will repair and strengthen collagen fibers in your skin, firming and plumping it naturally.
Dragon's Blood Tree


  • Apply Dragon's Blood to bites or cuts to speed healing and prevent infection. The sap can also create a protective layer over the wound, which can help reduce itching and promote faster healing. The best part is that it is safe for pets to lick, making it a great option for animals that tend to lick their wounds.

Where to buy dragon's blood

  • The mighty Croton lechleri or Dragon's Blood tree.

How we source our Dragon's Blood

Shamanic Supply's Dragon's Blood is sustainably harvested in the lowlands of the Amazon by the Aikanā People. It is both potent and fresh, carrying the energies of the plant spirit and medicine makers.

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 you choose to support traditional medicine makers' you help them maintain their cultures; therefore, your purchase supports the transmission of generational knowledge. Please be discerning about who made your medicine and the pedigree of their knowledge; this will serve you greatly.

Dragon's Blood FAQ

How do I apply Dragon's Blood to a cut?

Add a drop or two of Dragon's 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's Blood.

Does Dragon's Blood have other names?

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

Can I use Dragon's Blood for oral health?

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

How long will my Dragon's Blood last?

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

Is Dragon's Blood appropriate after receiving Kambô?

Yes, Dragon's Blood is ideal for applying to the skin after a Kambô ceremony. It protects and speeds the healing of the 'gates' or openings. It is also known to reduce scarring.

Is Dragon's 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's 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.

Scientific References for Dragon's Blood

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

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.” (read more)

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

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

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

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. (read more)

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

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

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. (read more)

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

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). (read more)

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. (read more)