Skin not healing? Maybe Dragon's Blood can help.
Dr. John Wallace of the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine predicts that "every medicine cabinet and first aid kit in North America will one day be stocked with medicines containing the sap of the South American tree Croton lechleri."
Dragon's Blood is deemed an effective wound healer because it has a multitude of phytochemicals that work synergistically to heal your skin. Many pharmaceutical preparations usually contain a single active ingredient or an 'isolate' which can be patented and regulated. That means they target only one aspect of a problem such as eradicating bacteria or fungus, for example. Dragon's Blood is different because it has an array of naturally occurring compounds that, together, form a multifaceted approach to wound healing.
Let's consider a simple cut on your foot during a hiking trip. It might contain bacteria. Because it's encased in your shoe, in a dark humid environment, it might have a fungal component. The pressure from your shoe might make it painful and the movement of your foot might keep reopening the wound making it bleed. If you use a standard pharmaceutical antibacterial cream you only address one part of your problem. But we have four different things going on that are making us uncomfortable and Dragon's Blood effectively deals with all of them.
Dragon's Blood is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal so it sorts out infections quickly. The resin is also neurasthenic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory providing relief from the pain, redness, and swelling. Anti-cicatrizants and antihemorrhagic compounds stop bleeding and form a scab quickly. Proanthocyanidin is unique to Dragon’s Blood and actually repairs and promotes new collagen production reducing scar tissue. So applying Dragon's Blood will get you back on that hike more quickly than your standard pharma cream and it's all in a single plant.
The combination of these compounds makes Dragon’s Blood a powerful, holistic wound healer for cuts, burns, blisters, abrasions, cold sores, sunburn, allergic rashes, shingles, chicken pox, diabetic ulcers, warts, tinea, post operative wounds, hemmorrhoids, and more. Its anti inflammatory properties make it perfect for sensitive skin.
So what's the best way to apply it?
SPOT TREATMENT: Put 4-5 drops into the palm of your hand and mix in a circular motion for 20 seconds until the colour lightens from red to flesh tone. Apply to the affected area with your finger.
LARGE AREAS: Apply drops straight onto the skin and massage in until the colour matches your skin tone. Dragon's Blood will dry smooth and non-tacky.
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