Simple Herbal Extracts | Guaiacum



Botanical Name

Guaiacum officinale

Part Used

bark, resin


Not for use in pregnancy, Gastric irritation or ulcers*

Traditional Information*

This tree is also known as Lignum vitae and is anti-inflammatory, diuretic and alterative. The wood and resin were used with Sarsaparilla to treat syphilis and are now used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme disease.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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