A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Chaparral, Creosote Bush, Greasewood, Larrea Divaricata, Larrea Tridentata
Traditional Uses: Treat Stomach Troubles, Diarrhea, Rheumatic Diseases, Venereal Infections, Urinary Infections, Arthritis, Bruises, Influenza, Insect Bites, Ringworm, Body Odour, Acne, Eczema, Delayed Menses, Kidney Disorders, Indigestion, Lumbago, Healing External Wounds, Chronic Chest Complaints, Piles, Tetanus, Itching, Stomach Troubles, Diarrhea, Toothache
Resources: US, Mexico, South Ameica
Parts Used: Leaves

Chaparral - Herbal remedy for Flushing:  Infuse 1 teaspoonful of the dried chaparral herb in a cup of boiling water for seven minutes. Then strain and cool. Take three cups of chaparral tea daily, one after every meal. Available from the herbal tea company.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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