Chaparral Dried Fine Cut Leaves & Stems

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Latin Name : Larrea Tridentata

Origin Country: Mexico

Chaparral is an herb from the creosote bush, a desert shrub native to southern areas of the United States and northern regions of Mexico. It’s also called Larrea tridentate, chaparral, and greasewood and has been used as an herbal medicine for centuries.

Benefits of Chaparral Herb

  • Chaparral has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is a treatment frequently utilized to kill parasites that are living in our bodies.
  • For a treatment for burns, the resin that resides in the chaparral leaf is used from time to time.
  • Chaparral tea is an all-natural expectorant and typically used to alleviate respiratory difficulties, for example, colds and bronchitis.
  • The herb has anti-inflammatory properties and can alleviate conditions, for example, arthritis, sciatica, headaches and stomach pain.
  • Externally, the herb was used to soothe skin rashes and heal bruises, prevent disease, and heal wounds. It’s especially advantageous for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis, herpes, cold sores, psoriasis  and contact dermatitis.
  • Using chaparral in tea form or capsules is advantageous for problems with the body’s digestive system.
  • Chaparral contains polysaccharides that strengthen the immune system and a substance, nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), which has a strong antioxidant effect.Therefore it may be advantageous for gout sufferers and for combating the signs of cancer as well.
  • Lastly, chaparral supplements might have a favorable impact on the body’s circulation.


To make an infusion, place 1 teaspoon of dried root in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10' to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Add if you want honey, milk or lemon wedge for flavour. Decoction: In a pot, bring 3 cups of cold water, 1-2 teaspoons of root to a simmer. Gently decoct (simmer) for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs and return liquid to pot. Add if you want one spoonful of honey at a time and dissolve over very low heat until you reach desired sweetness.
Chaparral can cause side effects including stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and liver and kidney damage. Putting chaparral on the skin can cause skin reactions including rash and itching. Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Cause this particular plant comes with some major warnings, should not be taken by anyone without the guidance of a practitioner knowledgeable in its use such as a licensed naturopathic doctor or registered herbalist." General Chaparral has been documented to be toxic to the liver at doses of crude herb from 1.5 to 3.5 g/day. Therefore, its use is discouraged.

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