How to Unlock the Power of Dragon's Blood
Dragons have great physical strength, subtle intelligence, they’re cunning and immortal, and they spit fire that can melt metal…but before you get all Lord of the Rings on me, let me redirect. When I speak of Dragon’s Blood, I’m actually talking the resin that comes from a tree in the Amazons.
Did I lose you? Well, try to stick with me. This is actually a pretty cool ingredient.
What It Is
As I mentioned, Dragon’s Blood is extracted from the trunk of the Sangre de Grado tree found in the Amazon. When the trunk is cut it releases a dark red, sappy resin and looks as if the tree is bleeding. It has been used for centuries by the native people for wound healing and antioxidants.
Since the thick sap is similar to latex, it is used as a liquid bandage – it seals wounds and forms a skin-like barrier. Seeing how it was used by the native people in South America, it piqued the interest of some scientists. After extensive research they confirmed the resin had a potent dose of antioxidants that did in fact help heal wounds.
So why should this matter to you?
How It Works
In modern day skin care, Dragon’s Blood continues to be used for its healing powers, but it’s also commonly used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and free-radical scavenging abilities. It works to reduce irritation, swelling and discomfort.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial characteristics make it a good ingredient for those troubled with acne, as it helps reduce redness and surface bacteria. Since it is a known free-radical scavenger it also helps fight the signs of aging while simultaneously delivering antioxidants to skin cells.
So be on the lookout for this powerful ingredient, and keep in mind you don’t have to slay any dragons to get it. A quick trip to the spa will suffice.
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