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Chaparral (Larrea Mexicana)


Larrea Mexicana is the botanical name for Chaparral and it belongs to the plant family Zygophyllaceae. It is easily found in Mexico and it has been used for many years by the Native Americans. It has been effective for medical use mainly because it contains antioxidants flavenoids, larreic acid, flavone and nordihydroguaiaretic acid. Chaparral is a many-branched shrub that has waxy green leaves and also yellow flowers.


Medical Uses

There are many medical uses of Chaparral that has made it one of the high on demand herb since it was first discovered. You can use Larrea Mexicana to treat a number of condition and they include the following:-

  • You can treat bacterial, viral and parasitic conditions such as cold sores, venereal diseases and parasites using chaparral.
  • It is also useful for treatment of blood condition like hemorrhoids that can be fatal if not taken care of in the right time.
  •  With Chaparral, you can also take care of gastrointestinal conditions such as heartburn, indigestion, stomach disorders and intestinal cramps among others.
  • If you are experiencing inflammatory problems, you should not fret anymore, you can use Larrea Mexicana. It is a great herbal remedy for rheumatism and rheumatoid among other conditions.
  •  You can also use this herbal plant to cure asthma when combined with ginger and ginkgo biloba and also colds.
  • If you are experiencing menstrual cramps, irregular periods or menstrual difficulties, you can also try Chaparral as it is a proven herbal remedy for such problems.
  • For genitourinary conditions such as bladder and kidney problems, you can also use this herb.
  • Other conditions that you can use Chaparral for include treating insect bites, heal wounds, hair and scalp diseases, sores, cuts and also for disinfecting and deodorizing the body.


Dosage and Administration

When you are dosing or administering Chaparral, there are a number of things that you should keep ion mind. You need to take notes on the health history of the patient, his or her age and much more.  It is always a great idea and a recommendation to seek professional assistance before you consume this herb. You need to visit you doctor and know how you should use the herb. You need to visit a healthy practitioners trained in the uses or consumption of herbal medicines. When you choose to use Chaparral, you always need to use it has directed on the package that you will get or as directed by your physician. When it comes to dosage and administration of this herb,

  1. You need to take the pill for of the herbal medicine with a glass full of water.
  2. You also need to ensure that you take the correct dose .you need to measure the correct amount with a recommended spoon or dropper.
  3. It is also advisable not to use different formulation such as tablets, liquids and others at the same time unless you are directed by the doctor to do so as it may increase the risk of overdosing.
  4. Always take 10 to 25 ml per week of the fluid extract of the herbal. However, pregnant women should avoid taking the herb.


Parts Used

There are specific parts of the Larrea Mexicana herb tha5t you should use to cure and prevent different conditions. You can use either the leaves of the herbal plant or its flowers.  It is very easy to use these two parts. You just need to make tea with the juice of the leaves or flowers and consume it has directed or use them in powder form.



The many benefits of using Chaparral include:-

  • Being a great antioxidant, it helps get rid of cell damage that generates cancer.
  • Chaparral has great non-inflammatory features that help a patient avoid mental stress.
  • It cures infections of the urinary as well as sores and wounds.
  • It is easily obtained in the herbal stores at budget-friendly prices due to its effectiveness and availability.


Side Effects

Larrea Mexicana is unsuitable for young children and adults should use it careful. They should begin with mild preparations and also build strength as they use it. There are a number of side effects that are associated with overdosing or wrong use of Chaparral. They include:-

  • Allergic reactions such as difficulty ion breathing, swelling on the tongue, face or lips
  • Liver damage-you will experience symptoms like abdominal pain, dark urine, nausea and clay colored stool among others.
  • Skin rash or irritation if you come into contact with the herb and many other effects of overdosing this herbal plant.





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