Dragons Blood Powder-Pure-Island of Socotra-Dracaena Cinnabari-Medieval Dragons Blood-Powder

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This listing is for the fresh ground powder of the premium, pure tears and chips of Socotra Dragon’s Blood resin harvested from the Dracaena Cinnabari tree.
These tears and pieces are very clean with no bark and break to expose a glasslike center of the deepest red colour.

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This listing is for the fresh ground powder of the premium, pure tears and chips of Socotra Dragon’s Blood resin harvested from the Dracaena Cinnabari tree.
These tears and pieces are very clean with no bark and break to expose a glasslike center of the deepest red colour.

We produce the powder in-house from fresh material with no filler. It is extremely fine and dissolves quickly in alcohol when producing magical and mundane inks.
This is truly premium material and of a quality that is often difficult to source.

There are approximately 20 different trees around the world that supply a red resin called Dragons Blood. Some grow in Asia and others South America, but, it is thought that the Dragons Blood from the Dracaena cinnabari tree on the island of Socotra is the original resin traded for thousands of years to the West along with Frankincense and Myrrh through the “Incense Route”. For this reason, it is considered to be the material referred to in ancient Greek and Medieval texts, formularies and Pharmacopoeias through the ages. This has lent this resin the nickname “Medieval” Dragons Blood.

The chemical composition of the different Dragons Blood resins vary as do their traditional therapeutic applications in local folk medicine. The Dragons Blood of D. Cinnabari from Socotra is used in traditional medicine as a wound healer, styptic and coagulant, to treat diarrhea, dysentery, ulcers of the mouth and the GI tract, as an antiviral and used as a treatment for eczema.
Traditional applications in the West for Dracaena Cinnabari resin include its use as a pigment and dye and as a durable lacquer used specifically to lend a deep red finish to violins

Perhaps the most familiar use for Socotra Dragons Blood nowadays is as the main ingredient of a deep and permanent blood-red ink and as a potent incense material for ritual and ceremony.

At first inhalation, the fresh resin of D, cinnabari has no scent of its own. This is due to its high proportion of resin and lack of essential oil.
However, once s small piece is laid on the hot coal as incense, the presence and personality of D. Cinnabari expand to fill the room.
Its scent is deep. Rich. Sensuous. A dark deep Amber with a smooth warm nuttiness that is both calming and stimulating. It delivers hints of Red Sea breezes and perfumed summer nights. Only a little bit of this resin is needed to transform a space.

This is the highest grade of Socrata Dragons blood and composed of the individual tears that form when the tree is wounded. The Dragons Blood tree is harvested differently than Frankincense trees who’s bark is stripped in small sections where the resin can”run” before it solidifies. Only small shallow singular gouges through the bark of D. Cinnabari yield resin and this is seen in the generally small size and shape of these resin tears. This is called “Resin” grade.

One hopes that with the lighter tapping method the D. Cinnabari trees are less stressed than other commercial resin-bearing trees.
I have no provenance on this resin. I can’t say with certainty it is fairly traded and harvested sustainably. It is however of particularly high quality and I hope to visit the island of Socrata in person next year and get acquainted with the local merchants and methods of harvest.

Dan

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Dracaena Cinnabari, Medieval Dragons Blood, Pure Dragonsblood Resin, Socotra Dragons Blood

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    i bought this for making an Ink and Dan was really helpful in sharing with me some tips ! Thank you !

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    High quality powdered cinnabari. Just what I was hoping for. Great seller!

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    It did take a while like the seller said but is a great product. I would like to hear more about the sourcing to make sure it isn't being overharvested and labor standards are being met but overall this was good.

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    Shipping was kind of slow, but the seller did advised me ahead of time that shipping was kind of delayed. I kind wished there was a tracking number, but overall I love my product and will be purchase again

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    Great, top quality Dragon's Blood resin powder! Arrived in a timely manner as well. Packaging is superb. Will order again!

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