Dragons Blood was also known as Blume in ancient times. There is a lot of folk lore surrounding its use. It was historically believed to repel negative energies. In India it is used during ceremonies intended to remove harmful spirits. The dried resin is believed to be protective when carried on a person, spread around the house, or smouldered as an aromatic smoke. Generally, its properties are grounding and protective. It's great when used in infusions, being able to add to the colletive energy of the elixir in mind.
Aside from the ancient lore, people burn it as incense. Many prefer these natural saps and resins over the artificial "stick incense". This is because many people are allergic to the fake alternatives. They find these organic scents to be much more pleasing to the scent receptors. Also they have scientific evidence to support their medicinal potential. This means that they contain pharmacological phytochemicals.
Dragons blood has heart shaped leaves much like the Morning Glory and Hawiian Baby Woodrose plants do. [1 (Swerdlow 2000 282-285)] There are others that have this trait as well. "The name comes from the blood red color of its sap. In Peru, healers use it for a wide range of ailments including: cuts, ulcers, bronchitis, diarrhea, and dental ailments. It contains constituents with potent antiviral properties." [1 (Swerdlow 2000 282-285)] Many natural incense are more than just aromatic treasures. They each have medicinal qualities of their own. There are also numerous ways in which each one of these treasures can be utilized.
I tend to believe that the heart shape leaves of Dragons Blood are an indication of its medicinal applications. You see this symbol time and time again throughout nature. As stated and cited on other pages on this website, ancient healers were able to detect this pattern as well. They knew that colors indicated what the plant ally was useful for. When working with natural medicine, use your intuition, awareness, and observe. Listen to the plants as you would listen to your body.
Organic Dragons Blood Scientific Name Daemomorops Draco
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 Swerdlow, J. L. (2000). Nature's medicine: Plants that heal. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.