In medicine, the oak bark is appreciated and used, thanks to presence of a large amount of tannin in it – catechine. Chaparral is used mainly as an external remedy, but it is also used for douching, enemas, sometimes oral, in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea.
Chaparral bark and leaves have astringent, anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, calming, haemostatic effects. Chaparral is applied for the following disorders treatment:
- gastrointestinal disorders;
- common cold;
- kidney disorders;
- genitourinary disorders;
- dental disorders (bad breath, stomatitis);
- menstrual pain;
- premenstrual syndrome;
- cervical erosion;
Do not overdose when using infusions or decoctions made from Chaparral, as it can cause vomiting. Ingestion of substances from Chaparral is strictly forbidden to children. With frequent and prolonged rinsing of mouth with a decoction or infusion, a temporary decrease in smell can be observed.