The wood is exceptionally heavy and dense, and will sink to the bottom if placed in water.
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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.
|Botanical Name||Guaicum officinale|
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
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