Dragon’s Blood

Origin: Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco (D. draco), Yemen (D. cinnabari)

Family: Asparagaceae Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Scientific Name: Dracaena draco and D. cinnabari

Folk Names: Blood, blume, calamus draco, draconia resina, sanguis draconis

Ethical Concerns: Due to the demand for dragon’s blood resin and resulting over-exploitation, Dracaena draco and the few other species that produce the resin are currently listed as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


Element: Fire
Day: Tuesday
Planet: Mars
Zodiac: Aries
Deities: Ares, Athena, Horus, Isis, Minerva

Magical Properties: Love, prophecy, courage, protection, purification, exorcism, consecration, longevity, astral projection

Substitutions: Sandalwood, blend of cloves and chilli powder.