Chaparral Leaf

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Brand: Tree of Life Botanicals

Bulk Herbs: Chaparral Leaf
Botanical Name: Larrea tridentata

Format: Loose leaf
Size: 1 oz package

Also Known as: Thuja plicata, Thuja occidentalis, Thuja, American Arbor Vitae, Tree Of Life, Bati Mazizi, Eastern Arborvitae, False White Cedar, Hackmatack, Mazi Aghaji Mazu, Northern White Cedar, Po, Umur Aghaji, Western Arbor Vitae, Yellow Cedar, Swamp Cedar, American Arborvitae, Arborvitae, White Cedar, and Canoewood.

Farming Type: Organic
Origin: Mexico

Estimated to be one of the oldest plants on Earth, Larrea tridentata, or creosote bush, is native to desert ecosystems in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Chaparral has resinous, evergreen leaves that can be described as pungently aromatic. Chaparral leaf is typically used in topical applications but can also be tinctured, infused in oil or honey, or brewed into tea.

Also known as Creosote Bush, Greasewood and Gobernadora, the plant is in the Zygophyllaceae family. To people who live in the region, the smell of Chaparral is unmistakable, because it is recognized as a precursor to rainfall. Volatile oils are released in abundance right before rain and linger long afterward, thanks to Chaparral’s resinous leaves.

Populations native to the American Southwest have a long history of medicinal Chaparral use. It was a panacea for the region’s inhabitants Maricopa, Pima, Shoshone and Papago tribes, for its unique ability to help with a broad range of health conditions. Common preparations of Chaparral in the past include heating sap from its branches to apply on toothaches, making a strong tea from its leaves, macerating the plant to use as a poultice applied to distressed body parts or infusing it in an oil or salve for external use. Herbalists today typically recommend Chaparral as a topical application in salves, baths or poultice, refraining from internal use altogether.


The energetics of Chaparral are cooling and drying and the taste is very bitter. Chaparral has an affinity towards the musculoskeletal system, gallbladder, kidneys, digestive system, respiratory system and blood.

In Magic, chaparral is often used in spells, rituals, and incense directed at general health and particularly health through purification of harmful or foreign elements in the mind/body

Keywords: Purification, Cleansing, Healing

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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