Chaparral Leaf - LARREA TRIDENTATA
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Chaparral is a strong-scented, olive-green bush, belonging to the Zygophyllaceae family. It takes its name from the area in which it grows, the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico known as the chaparral ecosystem.
Other Names: Creosate Bush, Greasewood
Part Used: Leaf
Culinary Uses: To make a tea, steep 1/2 teaspoon of dried Chaparral leaf in 1 cup of boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Chaparral Leaf is considered to be a cleanser and aid with acne, boils and skin infections. It also has been used for venereal disease, arthritis, rheumatism, tuberculosis, colds, and stomach disorders.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions:
LIVER CAUTION: Chapparal is considered potentially harmful to the liver and is not recommended for use by persons with pre-existing kidney disease and liver conditions, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.
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