Use the resin on its own as incense, it blends well with other herbs and resins. Dragons blood resin can be used to make a decoction to clean wounds, and to soothe acne prone skin, it has an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. The resin is also used to colour varnishes, cosmetics and toiletries such as toothpaste, pharmaceutical products and to dye animal horn to use as a decorative substitute for tortoiseshell.
The smoky fragrance produced by burning Dragons Blood Resin placed on charcoal disks is quite unique and amazingly evocative.
Dragons Blood Resin is sold in 10g packs.
A certificate of analysis is available for this product if required.
History: Dragons blood was used as a dye and medicine as far back as 1st century A.D., the ancient Greeks and Romans valued the resin for its medicinal properties and used it to treat dysentery, diarrhoea and clean ulcers. In the 16th century John Gerard wrote that dragon’s blood ‘was used for over ﬂow of courses, in ﬂuxes, dysenteries, spitting of blood and fastening of loose teeth.’
Burning Incense Resin: Light the charcoal and place it in your incense holder. Hold the charcoal with tongs. The charcoal will then self-ignite across the surface. When the charcoal starts to go grey around the edges this is the time to add resin. Often people add sand to incense holder to help absorb heat.