Definitions for "Chaparral"
Keywords:  thicket, shrubby, evergreen, oak, scrub
A thicket of low evergreen oaks.
An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles.
scrub and dwarf forest plants found throughout out the coastal mountain ranges and hills of central and southern California
Native Americans have used Chaparral for centuries as an anti-cancer remedy.
An herb containing a chemical called NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic acid) which kills bacteria, and is a powerful antioxidant. Chaparral has been a popular folk treatment for cancer for more than a 100 years. Some laboratory studies agree chaparral has anti-tumor effects.
Chaparral is used as a treatment for skin cancer. Studies also show that it can reduce bacterial or viral damage to teeth when used as a mouth rinse.