Guaiac Tree Resin comes from a tree that grows in the tropics and has some great healing qualities. Used by Ayervedic practitioners Guaiac Tree Resin is a great antioxidant and a good diuretic helping to rid the body of excess fluids. It stimulates blood flow and purifies the body of toxins, plus it works well for those suffering from tonsillitis because it’s a good toxin-cleansing agent. Guaiac Tree Resin is also a good anti-inflammatory agent that works well for arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory diseases. And Guaiac Tree Resin is a good muscle relaxant too! Guaifenesin is a modern medicine compound made from Guaiac Tree Resin, which is used in over the counter cold and coughs remedies as an expectorant, which helps loosen mucus from the lungs and liquefies it. And Guaifenesin has been used in the treatment of restless leg syndrome… and also fibromyalgia.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist