Chaparral Leaf {Larrea tridentata}

Chaparral is a great herb used for the treatment of systemic inflammation and rheumatism. As a choleretic, Chaparral enhances the absorption of dietary fats and lowers LDL and VLDL levels. The absorption of dietary fats improves the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. Chaparral has been used for arthritis, malignant growths, respiratory, digestive and urinary tract infections and as a mosquito repellent. It makes a nice antiseptic fomentation to apply to wounds

Family Zygophyllaceae

Habitat Native to southwestern North America including USA and Mexico

Parts Used Resinous new leaves / aerial parts

Associated Systems
Immune System, Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System

Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant properties, Immune Lymphatic, Immune Antifungal, Integumentary Alterative, Musculoskeletal Alterative, Expectorant, Anti Cancer, antiseptic, alterative, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Galactagogue and emmenagogue

Cancer, Bacterial infections, Amoeba, yeast and larvae infections, HIV and other viruses, Parasites and infestations, Boils related to liver problems and chronic metabolic stagnation leading to constipation, Skin rash, Tendency to tumor formation

Do not use during pregnancy. Individuals with liver disease should seek advise from a qualified health care practitioner before consumption. Acute use only. Avoid chronic use. If nausea, fever, fatigue or jaundice with symptoms of dark urine and yellow discolouration of the eyes occur, discontinue use immediately.

Warnings & Interactions: 2b, 2dA {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.


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