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Dragons Blood is the name of the red resin supplied from approximately 20 different trees around the world, each with their own unique chemical compositions + traditional therapeutic applications in local folk medicine. It is thought that the Dragons Blood from the Dracaena cinnabari tree on the island of Socotra however is the original resin traded for thousands of years through the 'Incense Route'. For this reason, it is considered to be the material referred to in ancient Greek and Medieval texts, formularies and Pharmacopoeias through the ages.
Scent - dark, deep amber, nutty, stimulating
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Socotra Island, Yemen
Correspondence - Mars
This offering is the highest grade of Socotra Dragons blood and composed of the individual tears that form when the tree yeilds resin through singular gouges. Locals of Moomy city on Socotra island use Dracaena resin as a sort of cure-all, applying it for such things as general wound healing, curing diarrhea, lowering fevers, dysentery diseases, taken internally for ulcers in the mouth, throat, intestines and stomach, as well as an antiviral for respiratory viruses, stomach viruses and for skin disorders such as eczema.
An incredibly potent incense for ritual + ceremony, an increasingly common use for pure Dragons Blood tears is within a deep and permanent blood red ink used to inscribe magical seals and talismans.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
Socotra Dragons Blood Tears
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Electric oil burners also work well.
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.