Sanskrit name: Raktaniryaasa
Botanical name: Daemomorops draco
Habitat: Dragon’s Blood is native to South America.
- Rasa (taste): salty, sweet
- Virya (action): heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): neutral
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for pitta, vata and kapha
Dragon’s Blood bark and resin have been used by Ayurveda practitioners for a long period. It has antibacterial and is helpful in treating skin ailments. It is rich in anti-oxidants and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.