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Sustainable Harvesting of Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) in Peru

by Steven R. King HerbalGram. 2020; American Botanical Council This article describes the sustainable management practices and use of sangre de drago (Croton lechleri, Euphorbiaceae), meaning “dragon’s blood,” a medicinal plant native to tropical forests, which has been used in traditional medicine by many Amazonian indigenous peoples and cultures for centuries. This plant is also used as a phytomedicine in Latin

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