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Dragon’s Blood

The blood of a dragon, used in potions and other useful mixtures. Albus Dumbledore discovered the twelve uses of dragon’s blood, according to his Chocolate Frog Card (PS6,PS14). The twelfth use is oven cleaner (SFC). Horace Slughorn used his last bottle of dragon’s blood splattered on the walls of his house in an attempt to fake his own death (HBP3). He was worried because the price was “sky high.”

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Dragon's blood in history refers to the bright red resin from various plants: Croton, Dracaena draco, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus. These resins have been used since ancient times for wound healing, painting, and varnishing. There are vastly more than twelve uses for these plants. (Wikipedia)

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