Sunday, August 18, 2013

Herbal Magick: Dragon's Blood

Daemonorops draco, D. propinquos 

Common name: Dragon's Blood
Folk name: Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina
Parts used:  oils, bark, resin
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Zodiac: Aries
Gender: Masculine 
Goddess/ God: Mars/Ares, Hermod
Medicinal uses: People use Dragon's Blood for diarrhea and other digestive tract problems. Sometimes used on the skin as a drying agent (astringent). Renowned for its wound healing abilities and is commonly applied as a liquid bandage. Helps the healing of open sores or wounds while protecting the area from infection. Also used as a treatment for insect bites and stings, relieves itching, irritation and alleviates the agonizing pain of fire ant bites. 
Magickal Effects: Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency, Empowerment
Magickal uses: The resin has long been used as an empowerment, just a pinch can be added to spells and charms to increase the power of the desired intent. A very strong protectant, the herb acts like a 'fire-wall' from negative influences and is especially powerful against hexes and curses. The burning of dragon's blood incense or even carrying it as a charm or sprinkling it around the house, will drive away all negative energy.  The incense is also burned to bring back errant lovers, the incense is burned in front of an open window and the image of the missing love is focused upon until the incense burns out. Added to love spells it brings quite a 'kick', very powerful and should be used with caution. Dragon's blood placed under the pillow or even better, under the mattress, will cure impotency.

Draconis Tree, Scott Cunningham's "Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs"


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