Dragon’s Blood

Dragon’s Blood

Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Daemonorops (draco)
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Form/Size: Fist-size balls

Bright red resin derived from a number of different genera, and numerous species within each genus. Used as a varnish, as incense, in medicine, and as a dye. Its name derives from medieval folklore that claims it is the blood of dragons that died in combat.