Published April 23, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Guajaci lignum, guaiac wood.
Guaiac wood consists of the heartwood and sapwood of Guaiacum officinale L. and/or G. sanctum L. [Fam. Zygophyll-aceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage. The wood contains resin and saponins.
Supportive therapy for rheumatic complaints.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
4.5 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted wood for decoctions and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Note: The essential oil known as "guaiac wood oil" must be evaluated separately.