Larrea tridentata

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chaparral

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.
 
Toxicity
Chaparral causes cramping, nausea and vomiting.

Larrea tridentata,

n See chaparral.
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and/or tall individuals of creosote bush and tarbush could provide habitat for this endangered species.
Habitat (b) AAC YUMA IMP Total Dominant woody vegetation NS 13 0 9 22 Palo verde and mesquite with or without creosote bush ND 2 0 2 4 Palo verde and mesquite with or without creosote bush; some saltcedar present but <50% dominance NND 4 3 8 15 Saltcedar >50% in dominance with some willow, mesquite, or creosote bush NNI 9 8 1 18 Saltcedar-dominated community NT 0 11 4 15 Cottonwood, willow (a) Sites represent three geographically unique locations associated with the Colorado River: All-American Canal (AAC), Yuma (YUMA), and Imperial (IMP).
This section of the park suffers from very low rainfall and, thus, about 80 percent of the lowlands are covered by a mixture of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and triangle-leafed bursage (Ambrosia deltoides).
The objective of this study was to quantify leafing, flowering, and fruiting phenologies of all seven Mojave Desert species--Shockley's goldenhead (Acamptopappus shockleyi), white bursage (Ambrosia dumosa), shadscale (Atriplex confertifolia), Nevada ephedra (Ephedra nevadensis), winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), range ratany (Krameria erecta), and creosote bush (Larrea tri-dentata), occurring in the nest area compared to the adjacent non-nest area in Las Vegas Valley.
Leaves of creosote bush contain 10-25% dry mass of a phenolic resin.
Editorial Note: Chaparral is an herbal preparation derived by grinding the leaves of the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata ), an evergreen desert shrub.
The objective of the treatments is to improve plant species diversity, which will benefit wildlife, rangeland and watershed health by reducing the density of creosote bush and juniper, and result in an increase of native grasses, forbs and other herbaceous vegetation.
Vegetation was sparse, dominated by creosote bush (Larrea tridentate) and ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) and, to a lesser extent, Opuntia species of cholla and prickly pear cactus, indigo bush (Psorothamnus species), and occasional mesquite trees (Prosopis species).
In the 20th blooming day, creosote bush (Larrea tridentata (DC) Cov.
This study examined the avifauna of a creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) community in the municipality of Garcia, Nuevo Leon, during the summers of 1995 and 1996.
A person will see mostly creosote bush, with ocotillo, cholla and a number of other species adding interest to the scene.
Use 22-gauge wire to tie canella berries and branches of creosote bush (called tiger branches at florists) to posts.