Written by Algoth’s Grove
“As red as blood with the energetic signature of the wisdom of the ages… a true gift from Mother Earth!”
In magick and in medicine we find that Dragon’s Blood has been present since the beginning of grimoires and shamanic dances under the full moon. In Greece this blood red resin that stains absolutely everything ittouches was held in high regard for its medicinal properties. From wound healing to chest pain and painful menstruation, Dragon’s Blood was commonly referred to as a heal all remedy.
“Dragon’s blood is a bright red resin that isobtained from different species of a number of distinct plant genera: Croton,Dracaena, Daemonorops,Calamusrotang and Pterocarpus. The red resin has been in continuous usesince ancient times as varnish, medicine, incense, and dye.”Wikipedia
The problem with using today’s Dragon’s Blood for medicinal purposes is the fact that its true source must be verified. 90% of the time the Dragon’s Blood that you are buying comes from the Daemonorops and Dracaena species and because we cannot verify the actual source, its medicinal use carries a great speculation on the safety. Reputable sources are out there but one must be absolutely certain, asking for certification and proof of origin before buying the product is essential.
Another danger in using Dragon’s Blood resin is that it is an abortifacient. Getting it on your skin, whether it be the oil or the resin itself is not advised at all by expecting mothers or those wanting to fall pregnant. This fact is hardly ever published and often discarded to ensure sales.
In both Hoodoo and Voodoo, Dragon’s Blood is used extensively. Dragon’s Blood is excellent for making dyes with and writing down magickal incantations or inking in special parts of your grimoire. It holds a very powerful energetic signature and has throughout our history. Magickally, Dragon’s Blood carries with it the power of Mars, the passion and vitality of fire and as a masculine entity, Dragon’s Blood is excellent in empowering any spell. It is especially useful in intense banishing rituals but in the same breath it does wonders in love magick. By adding it to a protection oil and anointing the doors and windowsills of your home, you are ensured that no unwelcome spirits will enter.
Dragon’s Blood is an enabler and an empowering additive to everything in magick. It takes on the elements that you are working with and empowers them 10-fold. Like clear Crystal Quartz is a magnifier, so is Dragon’s Blood in the plant kingdom. A powerful Amulet is a Crystal Quartz pendant anointed with Dragon’s Blood oil and worn during spell work or ritual to enhance and empower the wearers experience. Dragon’s Blood is also excellent if you are thinking of astral travelling, create a sleepers amulet that you leave under your pillow or wear to bed. Use a piece of Mica and anoint with Dragon’s Bloodoil. It will protect and guide you through the astral.
Here is an excellent video on ‘How to make Dragon’s Blood ink for use in Grimoires or Spellwork.’