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.
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).
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how dragon's blood works.
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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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