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Logwood

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.

How does Logwood work?

There isn't enough information to know how logwood might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It isn't known if logwood is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of logwood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Logwood.

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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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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Reviewed on 6/18/2019
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