Bark, Latex (tree-sap) from Peru (SKU 0295)
Our suppliers of this wonderful product work strictly according to the "Forest Management Plan", by replanting new trees once the tree-sap has been harvested. The only method of obtaining this sap is by killing the tree. Therefore we offer only limited quantities of this highly praized Dragons Blood latex. Harvested from the Croton lechleri tree around the Maranon River in the Peruvian Amazon. Harvested in August 2016.
Packed in 10 ml bottles with precision spout, or in 25 ml and 50 ml bottles.
Sangre de Grado belong to the Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family) and is a medium-sized to large tree that grows from 10-20 meters high in the upper Amazon region of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Although tall, the trunk is usually less than 30 cm in diameter and is covered by smooth, mottled bark. It has large, heart-shaped, bright-green leaves and unique, greenish-white flowers on long stalks. When the trunk of the tree is cut or wounded, a dark red, sappy resin oozes out as if the tree is bleeding, earning this local name. The genus Croton is a large one, with 750 species of trees and shrubs distributed across the tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres. Crotons are rich in active alkaloids, and several species are well-known medicinal plants used as purgatives and tonics.
Virile, wood scent. Usually added to incense formulas or perfumes for its magical powers. Used in incense preparations to cleanse a space of negative entities or influences.
This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen.
The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product.
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