The Lignum Vitae was found here by Christopher Columbus. the name lignum vitae is a latin word which means “wood of life”.this tree is use for medical purposes also. this flower is indigenous to the caribbean. In Jamaica it grows best in the dry woodland along the north and south coasts of the island. In fact, the tree has been regarded for its medicinal properties. the tree is very useful the gum from the bark combine with mercury for Syphills and a remedy for gout. in addition to medical purposes the wood have been used to build Because of its toughness it is used for items such as mortars, mallets, pulleys and batons carried by policemen. Sometimes it is used for furniture.