What These Dragon Blood Trees Do Is Straight Out Of Mythology. Except It’s Completely Real.

Monday, December 16, 2013 |
These amazing trees are native to a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean called Socotra. What makes them so amazing is the red sap which exudes from the bark after wounding, which is what gives the trees their name; Dragon Blood Trees.

They aren’t just odd looking tress that “bleed” red either, the medicinal and colouring properties of the resin was recorded by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome and continues to be used in medicine, dyes, varnish and incense to this day.

A group of Dragon Blood Trees.
The famous red sap that could easily be mistaken for blood.
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