Chaparral contains lignans. These are very similar to estrogen. It helps the skin healing faster. Applied to the skin, chaparral can have a remarkable healing effect on eczema, herpes, cold sores, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.
Chaparral, Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata, Stinkweed, Greasewood, Chaparro Gobernadora, and Hediondilla.
Above-ground parts of the plant.
Alpha-pinene, amino acids, beta-pinene, cobalt, gossypetin, limonene, nordihydroguaiaretic acid or NDGA, zinc. Chaparral helps the skin heal faster.
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!
Chaparral originated in Argentina several thousand years ago where its use was used to repel animals. The plant gives off a sticky bitter resin the keeps it safe from animals grazing on it. When the resin is used it will protect wood from insects, reduce water loss and repel most herbivores.
Class 2b, 2d; GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. It is speculated that excessive internal use should be avoided during early pregnancy.
Caution should be used by those with a history of kidney or liver diseases. There is a possible allergic hypersensitivity that may occur. It is speculated that nursing mothers should not use Chaparral.
Not recommended for long term use plus, excessive use may result in stomach upset........
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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