Guaiacum Resin


💊 Chemical information

Guaiac; Guaiacum; Guajakharz; Gwajakowa z ywica; Resina de guayaco.
CAS — 9000-29-7.

💊 Profile

Guaiacum resin is obtained from guaiacum wood (lignum vitae; Guaiacum officinale or G. sanctum) (Zygophyllaceae) and has been used in the treatment of rheumatism. It is used in herbal medicine. Guaiacum resin is used in the detection of occult blood in the faeces. The accuracy of the guaiacum test has been questioned and some drugs may interfere with the result.


Guaiacum resin has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Guaiacum; Guajacum; Guaic.
1. Ko CW, et al. Fecal occult blood testing in a general medical clinic: comparison between guaiac-based and immunochemicalbased tests. Am J Med 2003; 115: 111–14.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Boswellia Compound; Guaiacum Complex†; Switz.: Pommade au Baume; UK: Gerard House Reumalex; Rheumatic Pain; Rheumatic Pain Relief; Rheumatic Pain Remedy.
Published May 08, 2019.