Haematoxylum campechianum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
logwood

Haematoxylum campechianum is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae, that is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America. The tree was of great economic importance from the 17th century to the 19th century, when it was commonly logged and exported to Europe for use in dyeing fabrics. The modern nation of Belize grew from 17th century English logwood logging camps. The tree's scientific name means "bloodwood".

Haematoxylum campechianum

Medical use

Economic importance of Haematoxylum campechianum

Bee plants honey production
Environmental ornamental
Materials tanin/dyestuf
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize ; Guatemala

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Acaricide
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Leaf
Allelochemic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Allergenic
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Leaf
Analgesic
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Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
AntiGTF
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AntiHIV
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Leaf
Antiaflatoxin
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Antiaggregant
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Antiaging
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Antiallergenic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Antiallergic
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Antialzheimeran
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Antianaphylactic
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Antiangiogenic
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Antiarthritic
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Antiasthmatic
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Antiatherosclerotic
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Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Ethyl-gallate found in Leaf
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Anticancer
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Ethyl-gallate found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Anticataract
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Leaf
Anticolitic
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Anticomplementary
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Anticystitic
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Antidepressant
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Antidermatitic
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Antidiabetic
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Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antielastase
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Antiencephalitic
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Antiescherichic
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Antiestrogenic
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Antifeedant
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Antifibrosarcomic
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Antiflu
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Antigastric
Myricetin found in Leaf
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Antigingivitic
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Antigonadotrophic
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Antigonadotropic
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Antihepatotoxic
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
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Antihistaminic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Antihydrophobic
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Antihypertensive
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
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Antileishmanic
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Antileukemic
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Antileukotriene
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Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
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Antimalarial
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Antimelanomic
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Antimetastatic
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Antimutagenic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
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Antinephritic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
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Antinociceptive
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Antiophidic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Antioxidant
Ethyl-gallate found in Leaf
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antipancreatitic
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Antiperiodontal
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Antiperiodontic
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Antiperistaltic
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Antipermeability
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Antiperoxidant
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Antipharyngitic
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Antiplaque
Myricetin found in Leaf
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Antiplasmodial
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Antipodriac
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Antipolio
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Antiproliferant
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Antiprostanoid
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Antiprostatitic
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Antipsoriac
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Antiradicular
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Antiseptic
Ethyl-gallate found in Leaf
Myricetin found in Leaf
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Antispasmodic
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Antistreptococcic
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Antithiamin
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Antithrombic
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Antitrypanosomic
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Antitumor-Promoter
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antitumor
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antiulcer
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Antiviral
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Apoptotic
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Bacteristat
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Bradycardiac
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CNS-Paralytic
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
COMP-Inhibitor
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COMT-Inhibitor
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COX-2-Inhibitor
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Calmodulin-Antagonist
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Cancer-Preventive
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Candidicide
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Capillariprotective
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Carcinogenic
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Catabolic
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Chelator
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Copper-Chelator
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Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
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Cytotoxic
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Deiodinase-Inhibitor
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Dermatitigenic
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
Differentiator
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Diuretic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Dye
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
Estrogenic
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Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Fatal
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Quercetin found in Leaf
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
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Hemostat
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Hemostatic
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Hepatomagenic
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Hepatoprotective
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Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Inotropic
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Insulinogenic
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Irritant
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Juvabional
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Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Larvistat
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
MMP-9-Inhibitor
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Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
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Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Mutagenic
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
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NEP-Inhibitor
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NF-kB-Inhibitor
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NO-Inhibitor
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NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
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Neuroprotective
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Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Oxidase-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Leaf
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Leaf
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Pesticide
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Ethyl-gallate found in Leaf
Myricetin found in Leaf
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Leaf
Proliferant
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Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Renotoxic
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Sweetener
Haematoxylin found in Wood (120000 ppm)
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Teratologic
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Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tumorigenic
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Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Varroacide
Oxalic-acid found in Wood
Vasodilator
Myricetin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Leaf
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Wood
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Wood (100000 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf
iNOS-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Acetic-acid Wood
Ellagic-acidrol Leaf
Ethyl-gallate Leaf
Haematoxylin Wood 90,000 120,000
Haematoxylol-a Wood
Myricetin Leaf
Oxalic-acid Wood
Phlobaphane Wood Essent. Oil
Quercetin Leaf
Resin Wood
Tannin Wood 100,000
Tetra-o-methylhematoxylol-b Wood
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]