The resin of the Croton lechleri tree is known as the Sangre de Dragon, or Dragon’s Blood. When the tree bark is damaged, the resin closes the crack, giving the impression that the tree is bleeding.

Resin stimulates contraction of wounds, helps in the formation of a crust/scab at the wound site, regenerates skin more rapidly and keeps skin protected from various microorganisms. The secret is in the extraordinary capacity to assist in the formation of new collagen and proanthocyanidins abundance.