Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) is a tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. It can grow 30 to 80 feet tall, has heart-shaped shiny leaves, white-greenish flowers. It has its natural habitat in the Upper Amazon Basin of Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, in the mountain rainforests that grow between 4,000 and 10,000 feet of altitude. The healing capacity of its latex is well known since ancient times by the native inhabitants, although the first written reference to its medicinal properties dates back to the 17th century, reported by the Spanish naturalist Bernabé Cobo, after checking how the Indians used it to seal the wounds, stop infections and even speed the healing of bone fractures.
- Great healing power
- Anti-free radicals
- Regenerates collagen and elastin