is obtained by cutting the bark of the dragon's blood tree (Croton lechlieri). The tree grows in the foothills of the rainforest in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and can reach a height of up to 20 metres. The name Sangre de Grado is the Spanish name of the product and was given to it because of its blood-red colour.
The dragon's blood has been used for centuries by the Amazonian people as a natural wound band aid and as an anti-inflammatory product.
Dragon's blood is also known as oil extracted from a palm tree genus native to Asia (Daemonorops). This should not be mixed up with the Sangre de Grado.