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.
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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).
exsul primarily use creosote bushes for thermoregulating and foraging.
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.
Key words: creosote bush; desert woodrats; detoxification; glucuronic acid; Great Basin; Mojave Desert; Larrea tridentata; Neotoma lepida; phenolic resin; plant secondary metabolites; tolerance.
For the Bromus thinning experiment, the experimental plots were placed in the beneath-canopy microhabitat of the closest creosote bush located in a random compass direction from each station.
Wants: astragalus, chironja, creosote bush, bay tree, echinacea, Japanese Melon, edible flowers, pigeon pea, tree tomato, floradel tomato, wax gourd, velvet bean
Editorial Note: Chaparral is an herbal preparation derived by grinding the leaves of the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata ), an evergreen desert shrub.
The two biologists devised a system of interlocking, partially transparent growth boxes that allowed them to observe interactions between the roots of two desert shrubs: the common creosote bush Larrea tridentata and the so-called burro weed Ambrosia dumosa.
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.) reached its highest percentage and declined in the 24th sample blooming date, where the main pollen numerically came from sorghum (Sorghum vulgare L.).