The wood is exceptionally heavy and dense, and will sink to the bottom if placed in water.
Guaiacum is the national flower of Jamaica. The wood is exceptionally heavy and dense, and will sink to the bottom if placed in water. Actions include: antioxidant, diuretic, anti-inflamatory, laxative.
Common medicinal uses include: to induce sweating, treatment of syphilis, to treat arthritis, to stimulate heat of the body and circulation, to treat toothache. Mix the powder with water and gargle to assist tonsillitis.
Lignum Vitae, Guaiac
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