Handcrafted by The Alchemy of Plant and Sun in Goonengerry, Hinterland of Byron Bay, NSW
Resin extract of Croton lechleri.
Drop a few drops on a skin surface. Rub until a light pink cream is formed. Scrape off and apply to open wounds and inflammation.
Throughout much of the Amazon rainforest, Dragon’s blood, called both Sangre de Drago and Sangre de Grado, is the primary topical aid for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, and wounds and skin insults of all kinds benefit from application of the healing red latex of this tree.
Dragon’s blood contains a broad range of naturally-occurring compounds, many of which have been well studied. The sap is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds of various kinds. Due to these compounds, Dragon’s blood sap helps to protect the cells of the skin, and reduces redness and swelling. It also contains a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins, which actually repair collagen, the lattice-like main protein that makes up much of our tissues. Additionally, Dragon’s blood contains taspine, a known tissue-healing agent. The sap also demonstrates antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. This is why Dragon’s blood is so widely used on infectious skin conditions of all kinds with great success.
A bottle of Dragon’s blood in the medicine chest provides ready ammunition in the fight against skin troubles.
Packaged in: Miron Violet Glass 30ml Bottle