Gobernadora, mexican herbs

Gobernadora - Chaparral

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Scientific Name:

Larrea tridentata

What is Gobernadora?

It is a desert plant in northern america, especially Mexico. It is a shrub of a maximum height of 3 meters, its leaves are small and bright green with yellow and small flowers.

MEDICINAL USES

URINARY TRACT

The use of this tea as an adjuvant in diseases of the urinary tract, is one of the most widespread uses. Helps fight cystitis, kidney stones and other infections in the bladder.

Skin 

It's emollient properties are perfect for relieving itching, pruritus and rashes, eczemas and psoriasis. In poultice, it is applied to relieve rheumatism, muscle twitching, joint pain and arthritis. It also helps fight dandruff, curing herpes and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, thanks to its antiviral and antifungal properties. It also helps fight bad breath and mouth sores. It is also attributed properties of early antiaging, helping to prevent damage caused by free radicals.

How to use gobernadora?

They use their twigs with everything and the flower fresh or dried to make infusions, creams or powders.