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Dragons Blood / Draceana draco , Daemonorops draco


Family:

Arecaceae or Palmae.

Genus:

Species:

Folk / Common Names:

Blood ,Blume, Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina, Dragons Blood Palm, Sanguis Draconis.

Actions:

Astringent , antibacterial

Part(s) Used:

The Resin

Constituents:

Several analyses of Dragon's Blood have been made with the following results: (1) 50 to 70 per cent resinous compound of benzoic and benzoyl-acetic acid, with dracoresinotannol, and also dracon alban and dracoresene. (2) 56.8 per cent of red resin compounded of the first three mentioned above, 2.5 per cent of the white, amorphous dracoalban, 13.58 of the yellow, resinous dracoresene, 18.4 vegetable debris, and 8.3 per cent. ash. (3) 90.7 per cent of red resin, draconin, 2.0 of fixed oil, 3.0 of benzoic acid, 1.6 of calcium oxalate, and 3.7 of calcium phosphate. (4) 2.5 per cent of draco-alban, 13.58 of draco resen, 56.86 of draco resin, benzoic dracoresinotannol ester and benzoylaceticdracoresinotannol ester, with 18.4 of insoluble substances.

Uses:

In Chinese medicine it is used dispel blood stasis, relieve pain - traumatic injuries causing fractures, contusion, sprains, bruising and stops bleeding (topically)-protects the decay of ulcer’s surface, generate flesh, chronic non-healing sores.

It is cooling to the blood , taken orally it stops diahorrea.

Majikal Uses:

I use it in Sweat Lodge Ceremonies and also in craft work to boost the power of spells and for protection . Black Boy Resin can be used in the same way .

{ Reference : Wikepedia -In African-American folk magic or hoodoo, it is used in mojo hands for money-drawing or love-drawing, and is used as incense to cleanse a space of negative entities or influences. It is also added to red ink to make "Dragon's Blood Ink", which is used to inscribe magical seals and talismans.

In folk medicine , dragon's blood is used externally as a wash to promote healing ofwounds and to stop bleeding. It is used internally for chest pains,postpartum bleeding , internal traumas and menstrual irregularities. In neopagan witchcraft , it is used to increase the potency of spells for protection, love, banishing and sexuality. In New Age shamanism it is used in ceremonies in a similar way as the neopagans use it. }

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