September 24, 2016

Logwood

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What other names is Logwood known by?

Bloodwood, Bois Bleu, Bois de Brésil, Bois de Campêche, Campêche, Haematoxylum campechianum, Haematoxylum lignum, Palo de Campeche, Palo de Tinte, Peachwood.

What is Logwood?

Logwood is a plant. People use logwood to make medicine.

Logwood is used to treat diarrhea and excessive bleeding (hemorrhage). It is also used as a drying agent (astringent).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea.
  • Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage).
  • Use as a drying agent.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of logwood for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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