Logwood “Haematoxylum campechianum” it is its specific name that comes from Greek “haima -atos” translated means “bloodwood tree”; it is native to Central America and then introduced in Europe by the Spanish.
From the bark comes the dye and, in its time, was considered a versatile dye. Was widely used on textiles, ink and food colouring. The tone goes from lilac, purple, to dark blue and even black. Brownish when neutral, it becomes yellow reddish under acidic conditions and purple when alkaline.