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Guaiacum is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Guaiacum

Guaiacum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Guaiacum in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "the tonics he (de Horta in Mexico in 1754) recommended to restore strength included oak flowers, sandal wood, sassafras and guaiacum."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 191
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 191.
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Synonymns for Guaiacum

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Guaiacum

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Guaiacum in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Paulo Fontoura
Neurological practice in the Centuriae of Amatus Lusitanus.
Brain: 2009, 132(Pt 2);296-308
[PubMed:19153148] [] [DOI] (I p)



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