Boldo is a liver tonic and also works on the kidneys and bladder. Its chief use is to stimulate the liver and bile flow to release gallstones and liver and gallbladder pain. It protects hepatic cells and is a mild urinary antiseptic and can be taken for infections.
Latin Name: Peumus boldus
Common Names: Boldu, Boldus, and Boldoa Fragrans
Tonic, antiseptic, stimulant. Useful in chronic hepatic torpor
Topical Uses / Applications:
It makes a drinkable tea and combined with goldenseal is excellent for kidney and bladder infections. The plant is used in homeopathy in to help aid with digestive disorders, as a laxative, choleretic, diuretic, and for hepatic disturbances.
Not used in cooking.
Boldo leaves contain about 2 per cent of volatile oil, in which, in addition to terpenes, terpineol has been detected. They also contain the bitter alkaloid Boldine and the glucoside Boldin or Boldoglucin.
Boldo should not be used by individuals with liver conditions, gallstones or obstructions of the bile duct. Do not use if there is jaundice from hemolytic anemia.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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