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Dragon blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

Dragon Blood Tree


analgesic, astringent, antiseptic, hemostatic, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Stomach problems, binds free radicals, wounds, diarrhea, gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcers, respiratory infections, colon inflammation

Plant parts used:

Bark, resin

Collection time:

at any time

To find:

On Socotra, a group of islands east of Somalia, at altitudes between 300 and 1500 meters, where the plants prefer to grow on soil containing limestone.


Proanthocyanidins, terpenes, tannins (tannins), catechins, dimethylcedrusine, alkaloid taspin


The red-brown to brown-red dragon's blood, a natural resin, is used to dye wool. It is used to make glue and is used to decorate ceramics and houses.

The so-called dragon's blood can be used as incense.

Today the dragon's blood is not only used by the dragon blood tree but also by a palm genus Daemonorops that comes from Asia, a plant from the tropics Croton, and by a tree from mainly Asia and Africa the Pterocarpus.

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