It’s believed to be a good herb in combating the signs of cancer and is regularly suggested by natural medicine practitioners when cancer is identified in the belly, liver, or kidneys. This is because of the strong antioxidant properties that the herb contains. There has been certain research done that proposes that the herb might have the ability to inhibit the development of tumours..
Chaparral contains an ingredient called nor-dihihydroguairetic (NDGA), a potent antitumor agent. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells. The flavonoids present in chaparral have strong antiviral and antifungal properties.
As an expectorant it will help reduce mucus production and aid in colds and conditions such as bronchitis. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties and can alleviate conditions, for example, arthritis. It has already been utilized to soothe the itchiness of chicken pox.
It can be used as a mouthwash for gum diseases and the bacteria creating tooth decay. It is a strong anti-fungal and anti-microbial herb.
Externally, the herb was used to soothe skin rashes and heal bruises, prevent disease, and heal wounds. It’s especially advantageous for sufferers of eczema and psoriasis.