Dracena drago usoa
Madre-louro (laurobasidium lauri) dibujo de sung
Desde el punto de vista sistemático pertenece al Dominio Eukaryota, Plantae Unido, División Magnoliophyta, Clase Liliopsida, Orden Liliales, Familia Agavaceae y por lo tanto al Género Dracaena y a la Especie D. draco.
Recientemente se ha determinado la subespecie Dracaena draco subsp. Ajgal, que está muy extendida en Marruecos, en la región de Anezi, en las montañas del Anti-Atlas, donde se ha identificado una colonia de varios miles de ejemplares.
Se reconoce por su tronco gris oscuro que se divide dicotómicamente en ramas, en cuyo ápice se forman rosetas de hojas; éstas son de consistencia coriácea, de forma lanceolada y color verde glauco y se disponen formando una copa en forma de paraguas.
Son plantas que necesitan un riego moderado y, en cualquier caso, siempre hay que dejar secar la tierra entre un riego y otro, sin dejar que se seque, sobre todo porque son plantas susceptibles de pudrirse las raíces. Por lo tanto, el suelo debe estar posiblemente suelto y bien drenado.
What is sangre de drago?
Dracaena, from the Greek drakaina meaning dragon, refers to the myth of Geryon, a winged monster killed by Heracles, from whose blood sprouted a tree of red resin. The epithet draco, from Latin: dragon.
The sap of the dragon tree has traditionally been used, under the denomination of dragon’s blood, for different therapeutic and magical purposes, so it has become part of numerous medicinal compounds and elixirs; for these purposes it has been marketed since before the conquest of the Canary Islands. The overexploitation of the resin provided by this species, which is obtained by cutting the bark, has resulted in the disappearance of the dragon tree in its natural state from many of the islands of Macaronesia.
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Draco sangre de drago canario (drago’s blood from the canary islands)
The primitive Canary Islanders took advantage of the curative virtues of the «Sangre de drago», name given to the resin of this tree that had a characteristic red color, although no specific diseases for which it was used are specified; it is known, however, that mixed with animal lard it was used to obtain a red dye.
(*) Of the above references, the first two correspond to Dracaena draco and traditional Canary Island uses. The following two probably correspond to other similar species from other parts of the world such as Daemorops draco, from Indonesia; or Pterocarpus draco from South America.
Canary Island, Macaronesian and North African endemism. Vulnerable. Included in Annex II of the Order of 1991 on protection of species of wild vascular flora of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Classified as A2 in the 2001 Catalogue of Threatened Species of the Canary Islands.
Currently in the Canary Islands there is no medicinal use of this plant. However, its emblematic and ornamental presence is preserved, cultivated in many squares and gardens throughout the Canary Islands.
Dracaena blood is considered a potent natural healing agent. Specifically, this blood is the latex extracted from the bark of a tree whose uses are traditionally traced back to the Amazonian natives since ancient times.
Among its main medicinal properties we highlight that it has a powerful healing, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory power. Without overlooking what recent studies have confirmed, it has an antioxidant and rejuvenating effect on the skin due to its high content of Taspine and phenols.
This reddish sap also contains high doses of proanthocyanidins, which can not only bind natural collagen fibers, but also have a long-lasting effect on the skin by reducing wrinkles. Studies have also shown that oligomeric proanthocyanidins are 20 times more potent than the well-known Vitamin C, and even 50 times more potent than Vitamin E.