Botanically known as Larrea Tridentata, the common chaparral plant can live up to
12,000 years! The fact this waxy-leaved bush can thrive in the harsh Sonoran desert
and dominate its neighbors without being eaten or infected is a testament to the
potency of its chemical arsenal. Chaparral is a shrub that is indigenous to the
southwestern U.S. and parts of Mexico. It has been used to treat a variety of bowel,
lung and skin conditions and studied for its impact on viral-based disorders.
One of the main active components of chaparral is NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic acid),
and chaparral also contains lignans that add to its healing properties as well. Chaparral's
extremely bitter taste prevents animals from grazing upon it and it does not burn easily.
It is regarded as one of the most adaptable of all the United States desert plants as it
grows in depleted soil and can survive for long periods of time without rainfall. It was
one of the first plants to grow back after the 1962 nuclear bomb test at Yucca Flats.
The Native Americans used chaparral to cure a variety of ailments from arthritis to the
common cold and for its analgesic, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
NDGA is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to reduce cell damage by free radicals,
which could be the reason for the plant's exceptionally long life.
Each capsule contains:
Chaparral leaf powder ( Larrea tridenta) 500 mg *
* No daily value established.
This wild-crafted formula does not contain any added sodium, yeast, preservatives,
artificial colors or flavors.
Chaparral leaf, magnesium stearate, gelatin capsule
Seek advise from a health practitioner before use if you have had, or may have had
liver disease. Discontinue use if nausea, fever, fatigue, or jaundice occurs. Do not
exceed recommended dosage.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.