Bloodwood, Bois Bleu, Bois de Brésil, Bois de Campêche, Campêche, Haematoxylum campechianum, Haematoxylum lignum, Palo de Campeche, Palo de Tinte, Peachwood.
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).
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how logwood might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage).
- Use as a drying agent.
- Other conditions.
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).
The appropriate dose of logwood depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for logwood. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.