Larrea tridentata

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Alternative oncology
A drought-adapted evergreen, the major component of which is nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), which may be used to treat GI tumours, leukaemia and brain gliomas.

Herbal medicine
Chaparral was once used by Native American herbalists as an antiarthritic and antitussive (effects that have not been confirmed by modern herbalists), for diarrhoea and other GI complaints, and topically for wounds.
Chaparral causes cramping, nausea and vomiting.

Larrea tridentata,

n See chaparral.
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All three individuals from the creosotebush community selected complex microhabitats, but they differed regarding avoided categories (Table 2).
Bouteloua eriopoda, Sporobolus flexuosus) at the time of European settlement, but much of the area has become dominated by shrubs, especially creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) and mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa).
Blake (1984) examined seasonal changes of bird communities of a creosotebush habitat in southern Nevada and found that foliage insectivores were more abundant, although fluctuations in abundance were likely for a variety of different factors, including resources, climate, etc.
Five sites were selected at random in both typical creosotebush shrubland and mesquite shrubland habitats within 10 km of the grassland sites.
001; n = 4) with cumulative precipitation in July-August in alkali sacaton, creosotebush, and sand sagebrush habitats.
Vegetation measurements were made at 10 sites dominated by creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), tarbush (Florensia cernua) and bush muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri) within mixed desert scrub habitat.
We employed a long-term rainfall manipulation experiment to test the alternative hypotheses (the Plant Stress Hypothesis and the Plant Vigor Hypothesis) on the arthropod community associated with creosotebush foliage.
Creosotebush dominates many ecosystems in the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, and is important in determining the characteristics of those ecosystems.
Associated vegetation included creosotebush (Larrea sp.
Mountainous areas supported creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), brittle-bush (Encelia farinosa), burro-weed (Ambrosia dumosa), and ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens).
Communities in uplands were dominated by whitethorn acacia (Acacia constricta), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), creosotebush, tarbush (Flourensia cernua), and banana yucca (Yucca baccata; Kozma and Mathews, 1997).