Dragon's Blood Extract

Products Name: Dragon's Blood Extract   u=17382819,1107881054&fm=21&gp=0.jpg

Plant Resource: Daemonorops draco Bl.

Active Ingredient: Dracorhodin 

Structural Formula

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CAS number:125536-25-6

Molecular formula: C17H15ClO7

Molecular weight: 366.75

    Dragon's blood is a bright red resin that is obtained from different species of a number of distinct plant genera: Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus. The red resin has been in continuous use since ancient times as varnish, medicine, incense, and dye.

 

Function

Sangre de grado, Spanish for “blood of the dragon,” has a long history of use for both the bark and the resin. An early reference dating back to the 1600s notes that Spanish explorer P. Bernabe Cobo found the sap was being used by indigenous tribes throughout Peru and Ecuador. C. lechleri resin and bark are used in traditional medicine in South America. They used it internally and externally to stop bleeding, help heal wounds, and treat intestinal problems. Studies regarding this plant date back to the late 1970s. 

Preparations made from dragon's blood are found in several pharmaceutical products, some of them 

patented

Characteritics: Deep red powder


Specifications

5% Dracorhodin HPLC