Chaparral is reputed among native populations for its effectiveness in helping to turn around many serious diseases. It has been used by well-known natural healers such as Dr. Sebi, Dr. Robert Morse, and Dr. Christopher.
In addition to its traditional uses, it is also considered very effective against all forms of the herpes virus.
Let’s learn more about this powerful herb:
Common names: Chaparral, Creosote bush, Grease bush, The Governor’s Herb
Scientic name: Larrea divaricata.
Parts Used: Leaves and stems.
Action: Antibiotic, powerful blood cleanser, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, alterative, respiratory and urinary antiseptic, anti-oxidant, anti-psoriasis, anti-arthritic, parasiticide, anti-tumor, anti-microbial, strong bitter, an enzyme inhibitor.
Uses: Early American agent for sexually transmitted diseases. It is regarded as a ‘cure-all’ by the Arizona Indians. Chaparral is used for rheumatism, arthritis, skin disorders, bursitis, lumbago, healing of external wounds, delayed menses, indigestion, kidney disorders, piles, tetanus, itching, and skin malignancy.
Preparations: Best uses reported from tea or tablets.
Combinations: (1) Combines well with antibiotics: Goldenseal 1; Echinacea 2; Chaparral 3. (2) Combines with Sarsaparilla (equal parts) for venereal infections and chancre. (Dr J.M. Bigelow)
Tea: daily bitter health beverage; half a teaspoon to each cup boiling water; infuse for 15 minutes. Half-1 cup, thrice daily.
Tablets/capsules: one 150mg thrice daily.
Ointment: 1oz powdered herb to 16oz suet. Steep one hour in an oven 300-350 degrees F. Strain through a sieve; pour into a jar.
Note. The sale of Chaparral has been banned in the United States of America and the United Kingdom as a result of reported cases of human toxicity. This is unfortunate as with other herbs or medication it is to be administered according to dosage. We are not sure in the cases what the individuals may have been taking in addition to chaparral or how it was prepared. Please do your own research before writing off this herb.