When the Spanish controlled Central America and Mexico, the valuable logwood, or the dyewood or tinto (the local name), attracted the British baymen, they came to cut the logwood and ship it to Britain. At that time, 50 Tons of logwood almost equal the value of shipping freights for one year.
This wood make Belize the only English speaking country in central America, This hard wood grows in the swamp areas, it is as hard as iron, no insect can eat it, it is an ideal material for making posts.
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This is a very hard wood that is used popularly for fence Posts which will grow again after been posting.
Our traditional used to soothe tired irritated eyes. The leave have been used as a poultice for wounds
In the Philippines, Gliricidia (Madre Cacao) is washed and pounded to extract the juice from the leaves. It is then applied to the area affected by external parasites once to twice a day for one week. In Guatemala, the bark and leaves of Gliricidia are used to treat human skin diseases