dragon tree

Popular names: dragon’s blood palm, resinous rattan tree.

Pharmacy name: resin obtained from the fruit – Draconis resina (formerly: Resina Draconis).

Botanical description. This palm tree with large hard leaves grows in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australia.

active ingredients. Red resin consists of a mixture of various esters of benzoic and benzoacetic acids.

Application. Previously, dragon tree resin was used as a remedy for diarrhea and in the manufacture of medicines for inflammation of the oral mucosa. It is now sometimes used as a dye for tooth powders and pastes.

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