Chaparral Oil Infusion Blend
Also Known as The Geshem Shemen
Harvested in South West United States
Made and Bottled in Israel
Organically grown and Handcrafted Herbal Infusion in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Chaparral is used for a wide variety of therapeutic purposes including, but limited to, acne, arthritis, athlete’s foot, bug bites, burns, chickenpox itching, cuts and wounds, dandruff, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, fungus, hemorrhoids, gout, muscle cramps, skin issues, inflammation and more!
Chaparral is an herbal preparation made from a desert shrub and used for its antioxidant properties. There are many therapeutic topical applications that are safe if used in moderation externally.
Chaparral (Larrea Tridentata), also known as: Creosote Bush, Créosotier, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Jarilla, Larreastat, it is a particular herbaceous woody shrub that is native to the deserts in the southwestern region of the United States and the northern region of Mexico.
It is said that Chaparral is one of the oldest, living plants on Earth. Due to one specimen in the Mojave Desert called the “King Clone,” it is believed it has been on earth since creation. Quite possible was an original plant found in the Garden Eden. For centuries, it has been used by the Native Americans Indian tribes in Southwestern North America and the Amerindians from South America in herbal medical remedies through many different application methods. Rabbinical sources such as the Rambam briefly says the plants has many healing qualities too numerous to list. This herb does grow wild in the Middle East and Asia but in smaller quanities.
Recommended to use for not only its therapeutic value, but also recommended to be used for during prayer in the holiday at the end of Sukkot called Shemini Atzeret. This is a holiday which a special time and season to pray for rain on the Land of Israel.
Prayer for Rain: Tefilat Geshem The Prayer for Rain consists essentially of two beautiful and moving prayer-poems, composed by the famous paytan, Rabbi Elazar ha Kallir, who lived about 1300 years ago. The first of these begins with the word Af Bri, which is the name of the angel of rain.
Texts of Inspiration:
Isaiah 35:1 The Desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. like the crocus,
Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the L-RD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Leviticus 26:4 then I shall give you rains in their season so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
Psalm 68:9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O G-d; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
About the Aroma:
Its Aroma is a scent of crisp rain during and after a rainstorm. It has a slightly sweet scent that has this electric high energy to it that is alluring to envelop you to open your mind and senses.
This herbal oil has been described as Petrichor which is the smell from the rain as when rainwater enters the earth pores the aerosol releases from the earth which is the cause of the smell of rain. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning “stone”, and īchōr means the fluid that flows. Chaparral oil is a perfect smell of rain hitting the earth and can completely overwhelm you with its aroma giving you an unforgettable sensory experience of the true essence of the desert rainy season.
Traditional & Historical Therapeutic Uses of Chaparral.
Chaparral teaches us abundance in its aroma and healing properties! There is an abundance of everything on this planet, yet we have been conditioned to believe otherwise and live in fear. Let go of your ego, your fear and it will dissolve. This plant can teach us that may look small, plain, and insignificant, but packs a powerful aroma will give so much healing.
Traditional & Historical Therapeutic Uses of Chaparral:
(Note: these uses are not of our personal opinion)
Blood purifier Blood Sugar Balancer
Cuts & Scrapes
Eczema & Psoriasis
|General pain killer
Human immunodeficiency virusInsect bites
Respiratory tract infections
Sinusitis ShinglesSkin diseases
Weight lossWound Cleansing
Analgesic – relieves pain when applied topically.
Anti-acne – the oil may be applied on acne to subside them.
Anti-bacterial – directed against bacteria
Anti-flatulent – preventing or relieving flatulence or gas
Anti-fungal – destroying fungi growth
Anti-helminthic – kills parasites in the intestines.
Anti-herpes – symptoms caused by infection with a herpesvirus
Anti-inflammatory – the herb lowers inflammation.
Anti-microbial – destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms
Anti-neuritis – provides relief from the pain and stinging sensation in neuritis.
Anti-oxidant – substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures
Anti-parasitic – effective in the treatment of parasites.
Anti-septic – infections in wounds.
Anti-viral – effective against viruses
Cicatrizant – It heals wounds, especially burns and sunburns.
Diuretic – the release of urine and or bowels.
Expectorant – promotes expulsion of phlegm.
Directions: Apply over area affected. No need for a carrier oil for this herbal infusion as it already contains olive oil as a carrier. This is not an essential oil; rather, it is a macerated infusion from the desert chaparral herb. Not to be used by a person with a coagulation disorder such as Hemophilia, VWD, or is taking Warfarin blood thinners.
Warnings: For topical use only. Keep away from Eye area. Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or lactating.
- Zang LY, Cosma G, Gardner H, Starks K, Shi X, Vallyathan V. Scavenging of superoxide anion radical by chaparral. Mol Cell Biochem. 1999 Jun;196(1-2):157-61
- Rambam Medical Writing Vol 2
- Rambam Medicinal plants by Nissim Krispil
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- Talmud, Sukkah 28b
- Excerpted from The Complete Story of Tishrei, published and copyright by Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn NY