Estimated to be one of the oldest plants on Earth, Larrea tridentata, or creosote bush, is native to desert ecosystems in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It received its name "creosote bush" due to the smell that comes from it when it rains. Chaparral has resinous, evergreen leaves that can be described as pungently aromatic. Chaparral leaf is typically used in topical applications but can also be tinctured, infused in oil or honey, or brewed into tea.
Chaparral is used for digestion problems including cramps and gas; respiratory tract conditions including colds and infections; and ongoing chronic skin disorders. Energetics: Cooling and drying
Properties: Alterative, anthelminthic, antibacterial, anticancer, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, and bitter.
Precautions: Potentially hepatotoxic. Do not use in case of kidney or liver disease. Do not use during pregnancy. Chaparral can cause side effects including stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and liver and kidney damage. Putting chaparral directly on the skin can cause skin reactions including rash and itching.
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