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Guaiacum officinale, Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac

Guaiacum officinale

Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Origin: West Indies
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

An evergreen tree with a twisted trunk, opposite oval compound leaves and showy bright blue flowers. Lignum vitae can be grown in full sun or partial shade on a wide variety of soils, including alkaline. Plants will easily tolerate wet or dry soil, wind, and salt, making it an ideal choice especially for seaside plantings.

Some of the resins active ingredients are effective anti inflammatory agents.

Similar to Guaiacum sanctum, but flowers are brighter and bigger.


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