The dragon blood tree is one of the most popular natural wonders growing in and around the Mediterranean region. The species name is Dracaena cinnabari.
The tree gives out a deep scarlet colored sap, which is why it is given the peculiar name. The sap is believed to have excellent healing qualities and is used by the locals to cure various diseases and wounds. It is a popular practice to use the gum extracted from the roots of these awe-striking trees in the manufacture of varnishes and toothpastes.