Botanical Name: Croton Lecheri.dragons blood extract
Plant Family: Arecaceae.
Method of Extraction: Extraction of the red, resinous substance which covers the ripe fruit.
Origin: Southeast Asia, most notably Sumatra, South America
Plant Description: A tall palm tree with prickly stalks and cherry-like fruits. The fruits are covered in a red, resinous substance when ripe.
Main Chemical Components: Varying results include: benzoic and benzoyl-acetic acid, dracoresinotannol, draco-alban.
Uses: Cosmetics, Personal Care Formulations, Nutraceuticals.
Fun Fact: Medieval myth claimed that dragon’s blood was the blood of elephants and dragons who had died in battle.
Cautions for Use: None noted.