Dragon’s blood is mainly a type of incense made from the resin of a palm tree called Dracaena, or Dragon Tree. These trees are native to the Socotra archipelago near the Arabian Sea and can be found in Yemen countries. This otherworldly tree can live for over a thousand years and has an unusual umbrella-like appearance.
The resin found in these trees was once popularly used for medicinal purposes. People believed it had properties that could help heal wounds, but it was not limited to just that. Native American cultures have been using incense ritualistically as well. They use it to communicate with spirits and ancestors. Hindu priests, on the other hand, used it during ceremonies as an offering to their deities.
WHY IS IT CALLED DRAGON’S BLOOD?
The resin extracted from the dragon tree is usually bright red in color. This aspect gives it its name; the resin isn’t usually extracted from just one tree but a specific tree species. These come from the plant groups Pterocarpus, Daemonorops, and Dracaena.
THIS UNIQUE SHAPED TREE CAN SURVIVE IN AREAS THAT SEE VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. THEY ALSO HAVE A VERY LONG LIFESPAN, SOMETIMES EVEN LIVING FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. THE LONGEST LIVING SPECIMEN IS CALLED THE “EL DRAGO MILENARIO”. IT IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE LIVED FOR UP TO 250 YEARS IN 1975.
WHAT ARE ITS USES?
However, dragon’s blood is not only used in ritualistic ceremonies. Consider lighting up an incense stick or cone before bed to help you simmer down after a day of hard work. Because of its scent there are a wide number of ways to use it. You can use it while working, or even to mask unwanted odors in your house. However, when using any form of incense, we recommend keeping your room ventilated.
You can also use this fragrance for:
- Ritualistic Ceremonies
- Increasing focus
- Purifying the air
Back in the day, people believed that it could help with digestive tract problems and diarrhea. In certain witchcrafts in recent days, however, people use dragon's blood because they believe it can increase spells' potency for protection and love. It is used in shamanism for their ceremonies as well.
When it comes down to aromatic compounds, dragon’s blood is pretty common. It is often blended together with other spices, herbs, and natural extracts to create fragrances that have a deep earthy note. This scent profile can help elevate your mood. It is also available as a supplement. Meaning, you can find essential oils with this fragrance, and see its uses in other aromatic products as well.
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People also use it in other cultures because they believe it can help heal bacteria or fungi-infected areas. The aroma of dragon’s blood can also be used to repel insects. Making it beneficial for anyone living in a warmer climate.
WHAT DOES DRAGON’S BLOOD SMELL LIKE?
The resin once burnt has a fragrance similar to amber. However, it is a lot less sweet-smelling, with a blend of earthy and spicy notes. This scent is also available in incense sticks, cones, and resin for any form of usage. You can use it to mask unwanted odors like cigarette smoke, or even pet smells because of its sweet texture.
It is often infused with aromatic compounds like cedarwood, clove, orange and patchouli essential oils. Recently dragon’s blood has become very popular both as a fragrance for incense as well as for other body care products and candles.
The natural smell of this aromatic compound infused with incense can be very cleansing and perfect for meditation. It gives off a rich exotic scent that is just right to relieve stress. If you are considering buying any form of dragon’s blood incense, consider checking out our website.