It is popularly known latex that comes from the bark of dragon’s blood trees, with the name of “sangre de grado” or “Grado’s blood”, of the genus Croton (C. lechleri), make deep cuts in their outer shell when they are laid down on the floor (cut until they fall).
These trees are of medicinal interest, belonging to the family Euphorbiaceous and reach a hight of up to 25 m high and 55 cm thick.
In Peru, various speciesod dragon´s blood grow in the jungle and the low jungle, in the departments of San Martín: in the pongo of Cainarache; Huanuco: Chinchao area; Junín: in the Valley of Chandigarh, Loreto: in Yurimaguas and in some areas of Cusco. Extraction or “harvest of the latex” is from when the plant is 5 years old.
The name “sangre de grado” latex, is due to its similarity in color and density to human blood in a way that when a few drops are freshly extracted, they are collected on a finger, and they gives the appearance that the person has suffered a cut, the blood is a reddish liquid.
The dragon’s blood latex contains an alkaloid called “taspine” which accelerates healing of wounds, lacerations and abrasions. The resin also has anti-tumor alkaloids like pyridone aporphine indole, quinoline, tropanes, and unsaturated fatty acids, anthraquinones and triterpenes.
Among its most important effects I must emphasize its activity as an astringent healing and hemostasis, by allowing it to effectively treat different types of skin wounds and mucous membranes, including those which have difficulty with other treatments such as varicose ulcers or decubitus. It has also been demonstrated to have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties,, which would improve their effectiveness in the above treatments.
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