Croton Lechleri -Scarlet Resin Sap15ml
Sangre De Grado-Croton lechleri Müll. Arg.
Country of Origin: Peru
Extraction Method: Tapped from Trees Natural
Parts of Plant Used: Resin / Sap
Dark Red Brown in Color blood like
Aromatic Scent: Astringent, medicinal, fruity, slightly acrid with slight notes of liqueur.
(Also known as Dragon’s Blood, Red Calamus, Calamus Rotang, or Scarlet Resin Oil) This is NOT to be mistaken for Dracaena Cinnabari essential oil.
Known Active Constituents: Taspine, Proanthocyanidin. Also proteolytic: Proteolytic enzymes, also referred to as “proteases,” are enzymes that break down proteins into their smallest elements. Systemic proteolytic enzymes help to restore the body.
Used for Wounds, Arthritis, Gums and Teeth, Bone Spurs, Diarrhea, etc. Used as a potential cancer drug by pharmaceutical companies. Commonly known as Dragon’s Blood*, this is the resinous sap which is also a popular resin to burn for incense in its resin tears or powdered form. Contains constituents akin to liquid latex which is why it’s used for wounds. Will stain; but once rubbed into the skin, it becomes white like latex. Not recommended for people who are allergic to latex.
Traditional Folk Medicine Croton Lechleri used externally to wash and promote healing of wounds and stop bleeding. Has been used for chest pains, post-partum bleeding, internal traumas, and menstrual irregularities. Thaspine from the species Croton lechleri has possible use as a cancer drug. * (See references at the bottom)
This Scarlet Resin is a resin that is deep blood red in color extracted from trees in South American, Amazonian Rainforest. We dislike the name Dragon’s Blood which is a silly name for this resin. We like to claim what G-d has created for healing is to be understood as such. And it symbolizes strength, protection, covering, warm healing, and purification.
Most likely this red tree sap was used to create the scarlet dye in garments in the middle east. While some nations were using bugs and worms to dye clothing red the nation of Israel was most likely using a red tree sap similar to croton lechleri, and this tree can grow both in tropical and desert climates.
The scarlet dye known as shani in Hebrew was used in the Holy Land during the Biblical period. This dye was widely used for religious rituals in the second temple until the Temple’s destruction in year 70. Early writings of Torah such as the story of Rahab may have used this resin to dye her scarf red that hung outside her window as a signal for the two spies she his to save her as they had promised. There is a midrash that says that it was from a tree a red sap was used to dye the garments red which was used in the Temple. It also may have been used as a varnish for instruments like Harps. Lyres and Drum heads.
The “rams’ skins dyed red” mentioned in Exodus are still made in Syria. After the ram’s skin has been tanned in sumac, it is laid out on a table and a solution of the dye, made by boiling resin tree sap in water, is rubbed on. After the dye is dry, the skin is rubbed with oil and finally polished. The original tree resin sap that was used has been lost so other methods are used today. Much like Tekhelet blue the source is disputed, so too there is much dispute about what the real source of Tola’at Shani red color comes from.
The dragon’s blood known to the ancient Romans was mostly collected from several types of croton which are mentioned in the 1st-century sources. It was used by the Romans and Greeks as a dye, painting pigment, and medicine (respiratory and gastrointestinal problems) in the Mediterranean basin, and was held by early Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, and Arab Egyptians to have medicinal properties. Dioscorides and other early Greek writers described its medicinal uses. Some species of trees are found in parts of Yemen, located in the Arabian Sea, Jordon, and of course a few trees in Israel.
Croton Lechleri will stain your clothes, however, on the skin, it can turn white when rubbed to apply to stop a bleed and clean the wound we are reminded of the texts that says “sin is scarlet, but will be made white as snow.”
Bible texts of Inspiration:
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the L-rd,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.
The blessing we read over the Mother of the home who is called Eshet Chayil (Woman of G-d a Woman of Valor) we read:
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Benefits: Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbialAnti-tumor, Anti-viral, Astringent, Collagen Regeneration, Haemostatic, and has been reported it might stop a bleed. Positive thinking, overcome shyness, become a peacemaker, have courage, and
- 3’- 4-O- dimethylcedrusine (Lignan): secondary metabolite
- 3 -O – methylcedrusine (Neolignan)
- Procyanidin B-1
- Procyanidin B-4
- Sitosterol glucopyranoside
- Crolequinol (Triterpenoid)
- Crolequinic acid (Triterpenoid)
- Polyphenols (simple phenols)
Croton Lechleri is a potent elixir for the skin. Also known as Sangre de Grado, Sangre de Drago (blood of the dragon in Espanol), Scarlet Resin, and Red Calamus. This sap has a long history of therapeutic use in South America and parts of the Mediterranean Middle eastern world. Its sap, resin, and bark all have a history of use but it is the sap and resin that has been most commonly referred to when talking about the therapeutic benefits.
Traditionally used internally and externally to stop bleeding, promote the recovery of wounds, treat infections, and intestinal issues. Taspine is documented as being a component that is antiviral and promotes wound healing properties. The proanthocyanidins constituent have been shown to promote collagen regeneration. Some preparations have been made and pharmaceutically patented using the proanthocyanidin polymer from croton species as an anti-diarrheal. It has been clinically used to aid stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease with a degree of success.
Using the concept of the doctrine of signatures, realizing that the blood-like sap from a wounded tree can assist in the healing of our own wounds makes sense. This scarlet oil is used as a potent natural dye for art including painting & staining clothing in the Amazon. True Croton Lechleri will foam up white color when rubbed into the hands for about 30 seconds and becomes “activated” to be applied to the wound region.
Croton Lechleri aids in scarring recovery for burns and is used on Kambo application. A wondrous broad-spectrum gift from the blood of the trees to the peoples of the Amazon! See this article Dragon’s Blood Sap (Croton Lechleri) As Storage Medium For Avulsed Teeth: In Vitro Study Of Cell Viability – PubMed (nih.gov)
How to Use
To activate, rub into the hands for ~30 seconds and the solution becomes foamy. Apply to wounds to sanitize and promote healing
Add to skincare products to promote regeneration and tone the skin.
Applied to burns to promote scarring & healing ~ used in Kambo work, placed over application.
* Fayad, W; Fryknäs, M; Brnjic, S; Olofsson, MH; Larsson, R; Linder, S (2009). “Identification of a novel topoisomerase inhibitor effective in cells overexpressing drug efflux transporters”. PLOS ONE. 4 (10): Scarlet resin-e7238. Bibcode:2009PLoSO…4.7238F. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007238. PMC 2749935. PMID 19798419.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *