new Delhi: Nature’s charisma is far above the thinking and understanding of humans. The ‘Dragon Blood Tree’ of Yemen is also similar. The name of this special tree found in Sakotra Island is also very special. The specialty of this tree is that these trees can live for 650 years. Tall from 33 to 39 feet, this tree has many more features. This tree has the ability to withstand drought along with winter. They thrive well in hot temperatures.
The peculiar tree has many characteristics
The design of this tree (Dragon Blood Tree Benefits) is also strange. They look like umbrellas. They are very dense from above. The first mention of these is found in a survey conducted in 1835 by Lieutenant Wellstead of the East India Company. Where these trees are found, it is called ‘Dragonblade’ forest, which is on the granite mountains and limestone plateau.
Actually, the island of Socotra is far away from the mainland and due to this, at least 37% of such species of trees here are not found anywhere else in the world. Not only this, during the monsoon, clouds and showers collect moisture for the leaves of this tree. These trees, full of many characteristics, have also been economically important for centuries. Local people use it for animal feed. Due to its results, the health of cows and goats is also good.
Why the Dragon Blood Tree became
This tree is called the ‘Dragon Blood Tree’ because the red colored resins emanating from the bark of its stem. After cutting its bark, it resins from it. There are many myths about this tree. Local people here consider this resin useful in the treatment of fever to ulcers. At the same time, some people also consider it a symbol of magical powers.
Dragon blood tree also for magic
Actually, because of the name’s association with the blood of the dragon, it is used in magic tricks. Apart from this, it is also used in mantra chanting. In African-American magic, it is used to remove negative energy. Although there is no scientific fact of any kind behind it. But its characteristics have also surprised scientists.
Existence in crisis
Despite such characteristics, these trees are facing many challenges today. And their future is in crisis. In some places, their shape is seen to be very much changed in new trees. The biggest reason for this is climate change. Socotra Archipelago is drying up. Experts fear that by 2080, 45% of their living areas will end. In such a situation, to save them, strict steps need to be taken to prevent and deal with climate change.