Resin & Wood Incense – Dragons Blood Granules (10g)
About Dragons Blood Resin – was used to cleanse a space of negative entities or influences.
Dragons Blood is a bright red resin that is obtained from four distinct plant genera: Croton, Dracaena (Canary Islands, Morocco), Daemonorops (Indonesian islands) and Pterocarpus.
A great degree of confusion existed for the ancient Romans as to the source/identity of dragon’s blood. Dracaena resin, “true”Dragons Blood and a poisonous mineral cinnabar (mercury sulphide) were often confused because anything that was bright red was called “Dragons Blood”.
Dragons Blood was used by early Greeks, Romans and Arabs for medicinal properties eg wash or cure-all for general wound healing, to stop bleeding, diarrhea, fevers, dysentery, ulcers (mouth, throat, intestines, stomach), also as an antiviral for respiratory and stomach viruses and for skin disorders as eczema. It is used internally for chest pains, post-partum bleeding, internal traumas and menstrual irregularities.
Dragons Blood was used for ceremonies in India. It was used in China as red varnish for wooden furniture and to colour writing paper for banners and posters, used for weddings and Chinese New Year.
In African-American folk magic or vodun. Used in mojo hands for money-drawing or love-drawing, to cleanse a space of negative entities or influences. It was added to red ink to make “Dragons Blood Ink”, used to inscribe magical seals and talismans to increase the potency of spells for protection, love, banishment and sexuality.
Dragons Blood was used as a source of varnish for 18th century Italian violinmakers (and today) and as toothpaste.
It is also commonly distributed as “red rock opium” to unsuspecting would-be opium buyers, though it contains no opiates and has not been shown to have intoxicating effects.