Larrea tridentata

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Related to Larrea tridentata: creosote bush


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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Similar patterns of spatial association among different age groups and mortality rates for Larrea tridentata and Ambrosia dumosa were documented in simple communities in the Mojave Desert (McAuliffe, 1988; also see "Interactions between Facilitation and Interference").
The company currently obtains its revenues from a number of products containing a patented ingredient that is derived from the oldest living plant on earth, Larrea Tridentata.
Growth rates and root:shoot ratios in seedlings of the desert shrub Larrea tridentata.
Postdispersal reproductive biology of a Mojave desert population of Larrea tridentata (Zygophyllaceae).
While the exact nature of the basis for this increased diversity of insectivorous foraging strategies remains unclear, it appears to be dependent upon variation in productivity of the desert ecosystem rather than upon the creosotebush Larrea tridentata.
The herbal product "chaparral" is derived from the ground leaves of the Larrea tridentata, commonly called creosote bush, which grows in the deserts of the American Southwest.
Larrea tridentata, the most representative of the hot-desert evergreen shrub biotype (Box, 1981), dominates or co-dominates every zonal community, and its distribution marks both the northern border between the warm Sonoran Desert and the cold Great Basin Desert (MacMahon, 1988; Peinado et al.
other common shrubs in the area included Larrea tridentata (creosotebush), Cercidium microphyllum (yellow paloverde), Olneya tesota (ironwood), and Prosopis glandulosa (honey mesquite).
No category of Yucca-dominant species is recognized in this scheme, although Yucca is mentioned as a constituent in each of the preceding associations containing Larrea tridentata.
neomexicana listed in Appendix) is characterized by loamy, gravelly alluvium with intermingling of several microhabitats consisting of various combinations of trees (saltcedar Tamarix aphylla, Fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii), shrubs (creosotebush Larrea tridentata, honey mesquite Prosopis glandulosa, whitethorn acacia Acacia constricta, desert willow Chilopsis linearis, ocotillo Fouquieria splendens, four-wing saltbush Atriplex canescens, sage Salvia), Russian thistle (Salsola kali), Spanish dagger (Yucca torreyi), cacti (purple prickly pear Opuntia violacea, tasajillo Opuntia kleiniae, cholla Opuntia imbricata), and grasses (fluffgrass Erioneuron pulchellum, chino gramma Bouteloua breviseta, tobosa Hilaria mutica).