Chaparral is a shrub found in the desert regions of southwestern United States and Mexico.
Chaparral was used by Native American populations for indications including chicken pox
(varicella), colds, diarrhea
, menstrual cramps
, pain, rheumatic diseases, skin disorders, snake bites, and as an emetic
. Chaparral tea was also used for purported effects of removing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) residue and thereby preventing recurrent hallucinations
. Chaparral leaves have also been used externally for bruises, scratches, wounds, and hair growth.