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Strange but true! This tree BLEEDS on being cut! Pictures inside

This tree, since then, secretes its blood when it’s injured. In the early times, the resin of this tree was believed to have magical and medicinal properties. People used it as a pigment for art, a dye…

Strange but true! This tree BLEEDS on being cut! Pictures inside

Lucknow: Our planet earth is a home to many beautiful, exotic and unique plant species ranging from ‘Venus Flytrap’ to ‘Tropical Pitcher Plants’, ‘Hammer Orchid’, ‘Welwitschia’ and lots more.

One very exceptional species of this kingdom is the ‘Socotra Island dragon blood tree’, also known ‘Dracaena Cinnabari’. What makes this tree unusual is not only its extremely distinctive appearance but the fact that it releases a red sap, or resin, that is known as dragon’s blood.

As history prevails, the first dragon blood tree was believed to be created from the blood of a dragon that was wounded when it fought an elephant. This tree, since then, secretes its blood when it’s injured.

In the early times, the resin of this tree was believed to have magical and medicinal properties. People used it as a pigment for art, a dye, and a medicine. Dragon’s blood is still used for these purposes today.

However, the conservation of such diversifying plants lies in the hands of every individual so that the beauty and biodiversity of our beloved planet earth does not vanish with the passing of time.

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klmn

The colour of secreting fluid is red , but it's not blood.

10 Days ago

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Chanchad

tree having lifes so it's common and also it's a living thing. for those who are vegetarian because of not killing the animal they should know about it. veg and non veg is about your choice. not because you are animal lover n all

10 Days ago

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Chanchad

Its common in red sandol trees its not at all a Wonder. Bhaskar

11 Days ago

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