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Larrea tridentata can be used as a herbal remedy

Inage of Larrea tridentata

Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:  Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae

Larrea tridentata is a flowering plant, which is known as creosote bush, Gobernadora, chaparral, etc. It is a medicinal herb and it has the ability to inhibit the growing of other plants around and gain more water.

It is a prominent species in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Deserts of western North America, including portions of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and western Texas in the United States, and northern Chihuahua in Mexico. It is closely related to the South American Larrea divaricata, and was formerly treated as the same species.

Larrea tridentata (chaparral) can be used as a herbal remedy. It is used as a herbal supplement and can be used as a treatment for many maladies, including sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, chicken pox, dysmenorrhea, and snakebite.

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has issued warnings about the health hazards of ingesting creosote bush or using it as an internal medicine and discourages its use.