Description: Dragon's blood is a alcohol soluble, deep red,
shiny resin used in incense burning. The fruit of the Calamus draconis
climbing palm tree is covered with scales. The resin seeps out between
the scales, is collected, cleansed and then melted. It's widely used for
coloring lacquers, varnishes and sometimes plasters.
Synonyms: Sanguis draconis, Calamus draconus
Origin: Southeast Asia; Indonesia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Moluccan Islands
Parts Used: resin
Aroma Description: strong, spicy, herbaceous
Cosmetic Uses: sometimes used for coloring creams, lotions, etc.
Culinary Uses: none known
Medicinal Attributes: astringent for diarrhea, antibacterial, used to treat wounds and invigorate the blood
Element Association: Fire
Planetary Association: Mars
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: None known
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