Dragon's Blood

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What other names is Dragon's Blood known by?

Calamus draco, Daemonorops draco, Draconis Resina, Dracorubin, Dragon's-blood Palm, Dragonnier, Dragonnier des Canaries, Palmier Sang-Dragon, Sang-Dragon, Sang de Dragon, Sang du Dragon, Sangre de Drago, Sanguis Draconis, Xue Jie.

What is Dragon's Blood?

Dragon's blood is a red substance (resin) that is removed from the fruit of a tree called Daemonorops draco.

People use dragon's blood for diarrhea and other digestive tract problems.

Some people apply dragon's blood directly to the skin as a drying agent (astringent).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dragon's blood for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Dragon's Blood work?

There isn't enough information available to know how dragon's blood works.

Are there safety concerns?

Dragon's blood appears to be safe for most adults when taken by mouth. But there isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to use dragon's blood on the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dragon's blood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Dragon's Blood.

The appropriate dose of dragon's blood depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for dragon's blood. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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