(Larrea tridentate, L. divaricate) aka - Creosote Bush, Greasewood, Gobernadora
Chaparral is nicknamed “Creosote bush” which gets its name from the oil which is used to treat wood. The word Chaparral comes from the Spanish language, meaning a low growing shrub. In Mexico, Chaparral has been used for centuries as an anti-cancer remedy. The North American Indian tribes used the “creosote bush” for ailments related to sepsis (bacteria) and elimination. This plant is of particular interest to us in cleansing the lymph system. It is so powerful, however, that parasites will leave the system, while dangerous microbes will either leave or succumb to it. Many universities worldwide have tested Chaparral and found it dissolves tumors. Chaparral is already famous for its role in combating cancer, by virtue of its primary constituent, NDGA (nordihydroquaiaretic acid), a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-tumor agent. It is also a painkiller and anti-septic. Chaparral tones the system, rebuilds tissues and is a very effective healer for the urethral tract, blood, liver and lymphatic system.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Chaparral may provide relief from:
• Blood Impurities
• Eczema/Skin Diseases
• Liver Imbalances
• Lymphatic Issues
- Properties: Alterative, Anodyne, Anti-biotic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-neoplastic, Anti-oxidant, Anti-septic, Bitter, Blood Purifier, Diuretic, Expectorant, Parasiticides Primary nutrients: Aluminum, barium, chlorine, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, sulfur