Folk Names: Draconis Resina, Dragon's Blood Palm, Blume, Blood and Sanguis Draconis
Powers: Banishing, Love, Protection, Healing and Increased Potency
Dragon's Blood is very potent and powerful. Sprinkling the powder around your home and property creates a protection barrier. Burning Dragon's Blood will drive away negativity and evil. Dragon's Blood will increase the potency of any spell and any incense it is added to. A little goes a long way with this resin so remember, less is more.
This herb can also be used for love and potency in the bedroom:
"This resin from a palm tree is burned to entice errant lovers to return. This is usually done by women seated near an open window, looking outside, at night."
If your lover hasn't gone anywhere, but things in the bedroom are a little.... stale, try using Dragon's Blood. Place a stick of Dragon's Blood under your bed or pillow or sprinkle powdered Dragon's Blood around your bedroom to increase a man's potency and combat impotency.
Because of its bright red color, Dragon's Blood is great for making ink. The ink is used to create talismans, magickal seals, write spells and draw runes. Since Dragon's Blood increases the potency of any spell it is added to, using it as an ink will greatly enhance spell work.
Consider using Dragon's Blood ink to: write a protection spell on/in your book of shadows, writing a list of things you'd like to manifest or banish, or when a spell requires you to write something down (a wish or something to release) and burn it. Mix Dragon's Blood with gum arabic and alcohol to create the ink.
Dragon's Blood is a powerful protection herb and can drive away negative energies, but it can also be used to attract something to you. If you're short on money, love, or success, use Dragon's Blood to help attract it to you. If money is what you're after, place a money drawing stone (Epidote) in a pouch with a piece of Dragon's Blood. Carry it with you when you're headed to a job interview or, if you own a business, place it in the cash register.
If finding love is on your mind, carry a love drawing stone (rose quartz is the universal love stone) in a pouch with a piece of Dragon's Blood. Carry it with you when you're on the prowl at the club, going on a date, or trying to spark someone’s' interest.
Remember, Dragon's Blood is potent and a pinch may be all you need. When carrying it with you, place it in a pouch because the resin will turn whatever it touches red including your pockets. Use it to protect your property, home and its inhabitants. Dragon's Blood drives away negative energy and negative spirits so consider adding it to your cleansing rituals, especially after a healthy dose of spring cleaning. Use Dragon's Blood to coax a lover to return or use it to increase the potency of your current lover's performance. This resin not only banishes but can also draw things near. If you’re in the market for new love, money, success or a fresh batch of good karma, consider working with Dragon's Blood. The key to using Dragon's Blood is remembering its power because it will increase the potency of and extend the reach of any spell it is added to. So be mindful of when you use it, how much you use and, as always, be careful what you wish for
- Dragon's Blood doesn't just make great ink, it can also be used has a varnish. Anything from furniture (tables, bookcases etc) to musical instruments like violins can be varnished with Dragon's Blood. It can also be used as a dye for paper and clothing.
- Dragon's Blood combined with myrrh and frankincense will provide psychic protection when burned.
- If you're longing for a little peace and quiet, use a mixture of salt, sugar and powdered Dragon's Blood. Mix them together, put the mixture in a bottle or jar and hide it in your home in a spot where it won't be found. Enjoy the peace and quiet!
Dragon's Blood oil is a good oil to use on the body for meditation purposes as well as astral projection or astral traveling purposes. It helps protect the body while the soul is outside of the body.
However, most Dragon's Blood oils are made from synthetic oils with perfumed fragrances. They still may be effective if the right intention is programmed into the oil.
Dragon's Blood oil is very simple to make. Begin by adding a piece of resin to a small bottle of botanical oil such as olive oil, coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Program an intention into the mixture before letting it sit overnight. After a 24-hour period, remove the resin from the oil add a natural fragrance, made from essential oils, if desired.
It's best to make new preparations of the oil during a full moon because it magnifies and intensifies intentions.
History and Folklore
The Romans, Greeks, and others used a by-product of Dracaena cinnabari, the cinnabar tree, found on an island in the Indian Ocean. The tree’s gum resin has a number of uses, including as an abortifacient and as a dye - it’s even found as a colorant in lipstick
It has been used medicinally to wash wounds, promote healing and stop bleeding. Natives of Socotra (where the Dragon Blood tree is located) use it as a cure all. They use it to lower fevers, relieve diarrhea, wound cleaning/healing, fight ulcers and as an antiviral for stomach and respiratory problems. As with anything, do your research before consuming herbs or using them medicinally. Make sure you know what you're doing and if you're unsure, consult someone that's in the know. Also, make sure you are purchasing real Dragon's Blood when shopping for this resin. There are a few trees that produce a similar resin and some people sell it as genuine Dragon's Blood. It is not and won't have the same magickal or healing properties as actual Dragon's Blood.