Dragon’s blood is a substance that is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a red plant resin known for its diverse medicinal properties and uses that comes from several different trees often referred to as dragon trees that can be over 60 feet tall and over 20 feet wide. Its main chemical components are flavonoids, phenols, steroids and terpenoids which are very often included in products for anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin-soothing results.
This substance has many purposes and benefits. Here are some of them:
Dragon’s blood can help wound healing
This herbal remedy can help heal the wounds. It can significantly improve the healing because of the presence of phenolic compounds such as proanthocyanidins and catechin, as well as the alkaloid Tassin, which are the main components that make this plant resin able to improve wound healing.
Dragon’s blood has antibacterial abilities
Dragon’s blood has a potential ability to kill a variety of foodborne pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella enteritidis and has good inhibitory activity against bacterial and fungal food pathogens. Overall, dragon’s blood resin may, in fact, be a potential food preservative.
Dragon’s blood is a natural anti-aging skin care remedy
A lot of beauty companies have already been including dragon’s blood in their formulations for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, protective and rejuvenating effects. Dragon’s blood is a skin care ingredient that is compromised by sun exposure, too much exfoliation, or just generally, skin that needs to have inflammation calmed down.
Side Effects and Caution
- It’s best to avoid dragon’s blood if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the safety has not been determined for these women.
- Always speak to a doctor before taking the dragon’s blood with other medications.
- Dragon’s blood is safe for most when taken by mouth. Speak with a dermatologist before using the dragon’s blood on the skin.