Guaco has anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and bronchodilator properties. Guaco is used for upper respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, colds, and flu. It is used as an anti-inflammatory agent for rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation in the digestive tract and as an antibacterial for Candida and yeast infections. Guaco contains around 10 percent coumarin, which has blood-thinning properties.
Origin: South America, Jamaica
Guaco is usually consumed as an infusion/tea—4 oz. standard infusion. Standard infusion: 1 tablespoon herb to 1 cup/8 oz. of boiling water. Steep the herb in the boiling water for 15–20 minutes.