Herb of the Day

The Dragon’s Blood Oil

(Calamus draco)




The Dragon’s Blood has been used since it’s import to Europe by the

church in the Dark Ages to exorcise evil.  It works!!!  It is a the blood from a tree or a root. It will make any type of spell potent and powerful! It is very effective.

In many Pagan and Wiccan spell instructions, you’ll see a reference to an ingredient called Dragon’s Blood. Obviously, this is not the blood of real dragons… so what exactly is it, and how is it used?

Dragon’s Blood is actually a resin, which is harvested from a variety of different plant species. The bright red pigment is what lends it the name Dragon’s Blood. The products which are currently marketed and sold to modern Pagans are not precisely the same as what ancient cultures referred to as Dragon’s Blood.

The Romans, Greeks, and others used a byproduct of Dracaena cinnabari, the cinnabar tree, found on an island in the Indian Ocean. The tree’s gum resin has a number of uses, including as an abortifacient and as a dye – it’s even found as a colorant in lipstick.

Some practitioners use a powdered version of Dragon’s Blood as incense.

Depending on which magical path you may follow, there are a variety of uses for Dragon’s Blood. Cat Yronwoode of Luckymojo points out that in many Hoodoo and folk traditions, this item is used for protection, power and good fortune. It may even be turned into an ink to write out spells.

In some Wiccan traditions of magic, Dragon’s Blood is used for healing, protection, and banishing.

Many Pagan paths believe that adding Dragon’s Blood to any other incense or herb blend will increase the potency of the original mix. I personally seen this effect my spells and made them work waaayyy faster than normal!

Fun Fact:

Writing spells on parchment paper in dragons blood ink for love spells makes it more potent and works wonders! I personally write all my protection, divination, and love spells in Dragons blood ink!

This tree blood will vanquish negativity and leave a positive vibration in any

environment.  Calmus draco is a feminine plant under the

guradianship of Pluto influenced by each element.

A most potent sensual aid, it guides you towards Light and wisdom.

Truth, prevails with it’s use.  Included in any recipe, Dragon’s Blood

can enhance and triple the potency of the brew.  Dragon’s Blood is

used in many spells, though on it’s own it will serve you with a

manifest self empowerment.

It has a reputation for atttracting Nature Spirits, especially those

abiding within the sea!  Use it as a meditation aid when you journey

into the sea.  Visual aids and tools assist you in this kind of

meditation, perhaps shells, small bits of driftwood, a shell or dish of

sand from your favorite beach… Dragon’s Blood resonates strongly

with both the feminine and masculine energies of the sea.

Whenever there is a need for a sure cleansing agent for your

environment, an item or even your own mental cleansing, Dragon’s

Blood will banish all negativity!  Use this oil to exorcise negativity

and cleanse the way in preparing sacred space.

Dragon’s Blood contains curios activating properites when invoked

in consecation of your Book.  The church traditionally used it for this

purpose and it works here again!  Always keeping your work in the

Light, use the oils to imbue your energy into your written work.  The

Dragon’s Blood INK has been created to adapt this energy!

Dragon’s Blood offers the practitioner assurity for whatever is needed,

whenever it’s needed.  You can always rely on it!

Latin Name:

Daemomorops Draco/Daemomorops propinqous

Folk Names (AKA):

Blood, Blume, Calamus Draco, Draconis Resina, Sanguis Draconis, Dragon’s Blood Palm








Agni, Ares, Shango, Eleggua, Horus, the Elder, Horus the Younger, Mars, Montu, Obatala, Ochosi, Oggun, Olocun, Orunla, Shiva, Athena, Minerva, Ochun, Oya


Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency


Primary: Aries, Scorpio; Secondary: Aries, Leo, Sagittaruis and capricorns

Magical Uses:

  When burned as incense, the smoke is mildy relaxing. It was carried by Roman soldiers to clean wounds, stop bleeding and provide relief from pain. However, the relief that it offered those soldiers was most likely due to its use as a topical disinfectant, not a narcotic value. Often, Dragon’s blood is a key ingredient in love and lust inspiring incenses. This is amusing, as historically it has been used to treat syphilis. Burn by an open window to cause a loved one to return. more than any other use, small amounts of Dragon’s Blood are mixed with other incense to add forceful intent. While it is sometimes used in love spells, it is better it be used in matters where a firm hand is needed. I have found that although its smoke is a mild aphrodisiac to men, it should not be used in place of business as it drives sales down. Odd, as Patchouli ( an aphrodisiac for women) drives sales up.


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