Dragon Blood Facial

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Technically speaking, it is not blood at all, but rather tears. As a dark red, sappy resin, or latex, dragon’s blood oozes from a particular species of South American tree when its trunk is cut, giving the impression that it is bleeding. Native to the upper Amazon region, the croton lechleri tree has a long history of indigenous use throughout the tribes of Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. Besides being applied as a colouring agent in varnishes and lacquers, dragon’s blood has a long a long history of medicinal use.

Dragon’s blood is a chock-full storehouse of phytochemicals including antioxidants), diterpenes, phytosterols, simple phenols, and biologically active alkaloids and lignans. The most well-known active components in dragon’s blood are an alkaloid named apsine and a lignan named dimethylcedrusine. Tapsine has been documented to have anti-inflammatory and wound-healing actions, and when combined with proanthocyanidins, also shows anti-viral activities.