Where did Guaiacum originate?

The guaiacum tree is native to the Caribbean and was probably introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the first decades after Columbus’ first voyage. Guaiacum was the first American word to enter the English language. Guaiacum was also known as guaiac, Holy Wood, lignum sanctum, lignum vitae, and hyacum.

How do you identify a lignum vitae?

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can range from a olive to a dark greenish brown to almost black, sometimes with a reddish hue. The color tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. Color of genuine Lignum Vitae tends to be darker than that of Argentine Lignum Vitae.

What is Guaiacum used for?

SBL Guaiacum Mother Tincture is very useful against tonsillitis, lumbago and arthritic diathesis . The drug is very effective against arthritic pain and works very well against acute rheumatism. It is also effective in lower back pain and saliva dribbling. It also helps in contraction of limbs and stiffness.

What is lignum vitae flower?

The flower of the Lignum Vitae Tree is the national flower of Jamaica. The tree is indigenous to Jamaica and has been an important export crop to Europe since the beginning of the 16th century. The Latin name “Guiacum officinale” translates in English to the “Tree of Life”.

What are the hardest woods?

Top 10 Hardest Woods in The World

  • Schinopsis balansae – 4,570 IBF.
  • Lignum vitae – 4,500 IBF.
  • Piptadenia Macrocarpa – 3,840 IBF.
  • Snakewood – 3,800 IBF.
  • Brazilian Olivewood – 3,700 IBF.
  • Brazilian Ebony – 3,692 IBF.
  • Brazilian Walnut – 3,684 IBF.
  • African Pearwood – 3,680 IBF.

What type of wood doesn’t float?

Lignum vitae
Lignum vitae is known as “wood so dense it doesn’t float.” You may not want to build a boat with lignum vitae, it’s true, but it has served boat builders for centuries due to its hardness and resistance to decay and insects, perfect for parts of rigging needing great strength and durability.

What are the side effects of Guaiacum?

Guaiac wood and guaiac resin seem to be safe for most adults in the amounts found in foods and in small medicinal doses. Higher doses can cause some side effects including diarrhea and stomach and intestinal problems. Guaiac wood and guaiac resin can also cause skin rashes.

What is causticum?

Causticum, or potassium hydrate, is a remedy used in homeopathy for a broad spectrum of conditions. It is available in several forms, including tablets, liquid, and cream.