Dragon’s Blood: A Healing Gem from South America

Dragon’s Blood, also called Croton Lechleri extract, is a bright red resin/sap with a bounty of health benefits. Dominantly found in South America, Dragon’s Blood has been used for centuries by the indigenous people for many types of health issues. It is extracted from the trees by making diagonal cuts with a machete and allowing the sap/resin to seep out. It is then collected and refined. Health benefits include various skin conditions, gastro intestinal ailments, digestive and respiratory disorders. Today, we are going to concentrate on the health benefits for the skin.
Throughout the Amazon rainforest, Dragon’s blood, called both Sangre de Drago and Sangre de Grado, is the primary topical aid for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, wounds and skin conditions of all kinds benefit from application of the healing red resin of this tree. Dragon’s blood has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These properties help sufferers of acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Dragon’s blood is widely used on infectious skin conditions of all kinds with great success. It is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds of various kinds. Due to these compounds, Dragon’s blood sap/resin helps to protect the cells of the skin and reduces redness and swelling.  It also contains a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins, which actually repair collagen, the main protein that makes up much of our tissues. Additionally, Dragon’s blood contains taspine, a known tissue-healing agent.
In addition, Dragon’s Blood has been clinically studied for its benefits. Studies regarding this plant date back to the late 1970s. Dragon’s blood is found in several pharmaceutical products, some of them patented.
Rodial Skin Care is a premier skincare line that features Dragon’s Blood as a main ingredient in their formulations. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel is an innovative product that actually acts like a second skin. This skin-like film effectively protects, reduces redness and firms for a smoother, plumper and youthful looking complexion.
Clinical results of this product:
-Trial volunteers saw an increase in skin elasticity by 92% in 3 months
-Trial volunteers saw a reduction in skin sagging by 72% in 3 months
-Skin is dramatically defined and volumized
-Skin is firmer around the jaw line and cheek bones with improved tonicity
Dragon’s Blood is truly a gem from South America. Its benefits are becoming world renowned and the applications continue to expand and grow. We will continue to hear about this magic resin for years to come!
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