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Chaparral Leaf - (tea cut) Wildcrafted (4oz/ 113.5g)

HRB-006


 
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Description
 
Also known as- Larrea tridentata, Creosote Bush, Stinkweed, Greasewood, Chaparro Gobernadora, and Hediondilla.

Introduction
Now found throughout the Southwestern US, chaparral actually originated in Argentina several thousand years ago. The stems and leaves of the creosote bush are covered with a sticky resin that screens leaves against ultraviolet radiation, reduces water loss, and poisons or repels most herbivores. This resin is used in herbal medicine, and to protect wood from insects.

Constituents
Alpha-pinene, amino acids, beta-pinene, cobalt, gossypetin, limonene, nordihydroguaiaretic acid or NDGA, zinc.

Parts Used
Leaves

Typical Preparations
Tinctures used to make creams and lotions for external use. Popular as a tea on its own or as a base for smoothies. Seldom found encapsulated or as an extract.  Works well with Chuchuhuasi.  Both hold the potential to relieve arthritic pain. Bring 3 cups of water with 2 teaspoons of Chuchuhuasi to a gentle simmer, and let simmer for one hour. At the end of the hour, steep 2 teaspoons of Chaparral in this tea. Let cool to room temperature, strain, and drink slowly throughout the day.

Summary
Chaparral contains lignans that are very similar to estrogen, giving it an effect on the skin similar to that of soy taken internally. Applied to the skin, chaparral can have a remarkable healing effect on eczema, herpes, cold sores, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis. Internal use is not recommended.

Precautions

Chaparral was once banned by the American Herbal Products Association when it was thought the herb could have caused hepatitis, but the ban was lifted when no association between the herb and the reported cases of hepatitis could be confirmed. Its long term use is not recommended and excessive use may result in stomach upset.
Special Warning: SEEK ADVICE FROM A HEALTH PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE IF YOU HAVE/MAY HAVE HAD KIDNEY OR LIVER DISEASE. DISCONTINUE USE IF NAUSEA, FEVER, FATIGUE OR JAUNDICE (DARK URINE, YELLOW DISCOLORATION OF EYES) SHOULD OCCUR:

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