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A dye created from the logwood tree, used to dye black Morocco leather (Yeats 1878, 297).

Database name: Dyewoods Logwood

A Compendium of Domestic Medicine, 1865

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“It is employed medicinally as an astringent and corroborant.” It can be used in treatment for diarrhoea, and the latter stages of dysentery. As a decoction, it can be administered to infants as a treatment for cholera. (119/98)

Remedies Containing or to be used with Logwood

  • Extract of Logwood (87/66): an astringent used in the treatment for diarrhoea.
  • Galls (89/68): non-medical used in the production of ink
  • Logwood (119/98): see def

Prescriptions Containing Logwood


  • Hooper’s Mixture for Diarrhoea (329/308): extract of logwood