Dragon’s Blood

This is a shrub that grows from 30 into 60 feet high from the upper Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. It is also the title of this red latex sap from the Peruvian Rainforest that’s been used for centuries for healing sores and bleeding. The tree is a sustainable rainforest resource which has many possible applications.

Description de la plante

Clinical studies revealed that this tree is a powerful, cost-effective remedy for gastrointestinal ulcers and distress via antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and sensory afferent-dependent actions. In traditional Amazonian medicine sangre de grado is used as an oral gargle for sore throat, as a vaginal antiseptic after childbirth, equally as a hemostatic, and taken internally for wound healing. In recommended dosages, sangre de grado is deemed non-toxic, and there are no known contraindications or drug interactions.

This ethno-medicinal reddish tree sap is obtained from several species of Croton. The Sangre de grado tree emits blood-red sap that is collected and processed. Sangre de grado can also be sold as a liquid directly from the tree, or the bark may be processed and sold.


Nom scientifique
Croton lechleri

Plant Family

Common names
Dagon’s blood, drago, sangue de drago, sangue de agua

Medicinal Properties

Although its traditional use has been for healing wounds, Sangre de grado can also be used for its antibacterial and antiviral properties; it’s considered an antiseptic. It can be used both internally and topically.

Examples include treatment for vaginal hemorrhaging, tumors, stomach ulcers, swelling from arthritis, tooth extraction, hemorrhoids, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and diarrhea. Its antiseptic properties contribute nicely for healing of ulcerations in the gastro-intestinal tract in addition to wounds on the skin.


Synonymes :
Sangre De Grado
Dragon's Blood (Wiktionary)



dragon's blood (uncountable)

  1. A bright red resin, obtained from different species of a number of distinct plants Calamus rotang and genera Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, and Pterocarpus, used in the manufacture of varnishes, lacquers, medicines, and incenses.


See also

  • dragon's blood on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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