Sangre de Drago:in English it is Blood of the Dragon, and no, it’s not to be used in the witch’s brew including eye of newt, although it couldn’t hurt!
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Healing Benefits of Sangre de Drago
Sangre de Drago is actually a photochemical-packed medicament has been used for centuries to heal a myriad of ailments. It comes from a species of tree called the Croton, of which there are 750 varieties, most of them producing well-known medicinal tonics and purgatives used by the natives of countries such as Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia where they are found. Sangre de Drago comes from a tree covered with a smooth, mottled bark that sports large heart-shaped leaves and greenish-white flowers growing from long stalks. When the trunk of the tree is cut, a dark red resinous fluid resembling blood oozes forth.
Indigenous people have used Sangre de Drago for treating diarrhea, hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, hemorrhaging due to childbirth, douching, skin disorders, upper respiratory viruses, as well as treating ulcers that form in the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. Because it contains two important alkaloids: Taspine, an anti-inflammatory, anti-tumerous, and anti-viral compound; and Dimethylcedrusine, an element responsible for healing wounds, Sangre de Drago is especially effective in the cessation of bleeding and the reduction of inflammation. It also helps to kill bacteria, germs, and fungi, as well as destroy cancer-forming cells and reduce tumor growth and mutations.
The healing sap contains collagen along with latex-like qualities that when applied to external wounds, bites, or rashes, dries quickly to create a barrier that functions like a second skin. Chock full of alkaloids, phytochemicals, and enzymes crucial to healing, Sangre de Drago is now recognized by mainstream medicine as an important medicinal.
Studies on Sangre de Drago
There have been numerous studies done on Sangre de Drago to determine its effect as a skin balm for problems such as itching, swelling, and redness due to insect bites, bee stings, poison ivy and other rashes. Patients receiving a topical dose of the substance all experienced relief within minutes due to Sangre de Drago's ability to block the activation of the nerve endings responsible for sending pain messages to the brain.
A study in Belgium focusing on Sangre de Drago's healing properties found that it is four times as effective than synthetic formulae purporting to achieve the same ends. Clinical trial subjects were given three pharmaceutical preparations containing Sangre de Drago: one was an oral product for treating respiratory viral infections, another was a topical product for treatment of herpes, and the last was an oral product for treating diarrhea. In each case, results were extremely positive in favor of Sangre de Drago's potency as a cure.
In another experiment at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, Dr. Mark Miller induced three groups of rats with stomach ulcers. He found that two of the groups drinking Sangre de Drago in varying concentrations had a substantially reduced bacterial content with reduced ulcer size as compared with the one control group that was given a placebo.
Other studies show that Sangre de Drago can inhibit the production of Myeloperoxidase, an enzyme found in white blood cells that is responsible not only for inflammation, but also for cardiovascular disease. Another experiment with the substance proved that Sangre de Drago contains elements that kill bacteria. A sample of Sangre de Drago was placed on a sterile plate to dry and then smeared with the E Coli bacteria. A second sterile plate containing the antibiotic Ampicillen was also smeared with E Coli. The plate with Sangre de Drago demonstrated that the bacteria were killed, as opposed to the plate with Ampicillen, which showed that the E Coli bacteria were still alive.
Sangre de Drago is undergoing many experiments in mainstream medical centers where it is being studied for its anti-viral function. In this regard it is being considered for use against the herpes simplex viruses I and II, as well as a treatment for the HIV virus.
Mainstream medicine is finally taking a good look at one of nature's phenomena so commonly used by people of the land. If you are fortunate enough to find pure Sangre de Drago, either in a health food store or by traveling to South America, you can take it in doses of 10 to 15 drops in warm water or use it topically as needed. Be forewarned that it has a rather a nasty flavor and that though it turns the skin red when applied topically, it easily washes off. This is not true, however, of fabric, so be careful you don't get it on your clothing!
Note: There are no known counter-indications for Sangre de Drago, but it is still best to consult with your healthcare provider before considering it as a medicament.