Monday, March 22, 2010

Cosmetic Benefits of Dragon's Blood¸„ø¤º°¨ ``°º¤ø„¸ ¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨

There are various well-documented benefits for using Dragon's blood in skin care preparations, and it is for this reason why Dragon's blood has been included as one of the active ingredients of our Problem Skin Range.

It should be kept in mind that a problem, or acne-riddled skin is in a state of inflammation - and to heal the skin a person needs to look at sorting out the inflammation.

The therapeutic properties of Dragon's blood includes the following: anesthetic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-dysenteric, antifungal, anti-hemorrhagic (reduce bleeding), anti-leukemia, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-tumor, antiviral, neurasthenic (reduce nerve pain) and wound healer and also includes analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-cancerous, anti-itch, anti-ulcerous and astringent properties.

From the above it must be clear why this natural "wonder" ingredient has been included in our acne fighting products, as it has wonderfully anti-inflammatory qualities and has been proven to stimulate human skin fibroblast - which in turns help to heal the skin.

It also has a protective action on the skin and coupled to the wonderful anti-bacterial properties & makes it a natural to be included in a product to fight acne.

Not withstanding the anti-bacterial effect on the skin, it also exhibits powerful anti-viral properties.

Apart from all these very positive qualities, Dragon's blood also has very good anti-oxidant properties which also help to protect the DNA in the skin cell, which protects the skin from genetic alteration.

It also has a protective effect on the skin as it protects the skin from oxidative free radicals.

Another problem experienced by people suffering from problem or acne skin is the discomfort, pain and itching of the skin on a continual basis - and here dragon's blood helps to relieve the pain, itching, swelling and discomfort of the skin.

History of Dragon's Blood

This blood red sap harvested from the Croton lechleri tree has a very long history of use in traditional medicine in the Amazonian area.

The Indian and Mestizo population have always used the sap to treat wounds, which accelerates the healing process.

The first written reference to dragon's blood dates back to 1600's, when the Spanish naturalist P. Bernabé Cobo wrote about the curative power of the sap.

The sap was painted on wounds to staunch bleeding, to accelerate healing, and to seal and protect injuries from infection. As the sap dries, it forms a barrier - much like a "second skin."

It is used by indigenous people to externally treat wounds, hemorrhoids and fractures. Internally, it is used for stomach ulcers, as well as a douche for vaginal problems and discharge.

Furthermore, it is used for fevers and inflamed gums, vaginal baths - before and after childbirth, as well as hemorrhaging after childbirth - but most importantly to us - for skin disorders.

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