Chaparral contains Protein, Fiber, Phosphorus, Chlorine, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, resins and saponins. Reports reveal is best for treatment of bronchitis and the common cold. It also was used to alleviate rheumatic pain, stomach pain, chicken pox, and snake bite pain. There are also reports for arthritis, bowel cramps, gas, colds, and chronic skin disorders. Chaparral has been used internally to treat stomach problems, menstrual disorders, premenstrual syndrome, diabetes, gall bladder and kidney stones, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and upper respiratory tract infections. Skin application has been promoted rheumatic and autoimmune conditions, arthritis, back pain, minor wounds, and skin infections, like rash, acne type skin eruptions, impetigo and gingivitis. Chaparral has also been used as a deodorant applied to the feet and armpits and as a mouth wash due to its anti-viral, anti-fungal properties. Also reports that it aids with weight loss. It curves the appetite for alcohol and detoxify the liver. Reports as a weight loss tea. Also, a great natural resource for cancer treatment as it resulted in both tumor regression and tumor stimulation.
Caution: Not recommended for everyday use, may cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and stomach pain with high dosages. Not recommended for those whom are victims of a liver disease.