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Biological Name: Peumus boldoBoldo

Family: Monimiaceae

Other Names: Boldea fragrans Gay, Boldo, Boldu boldus Lyons

Elements Applied: Dried leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine

Active Components:

  • Alkaloids, belonging to the isoquinoline type, nearly 0.75%, such as norisocorydine, boldine, N-methyllaurotetanine, isocorydine.
  • Alkaloids, like reticuline, laurolitsine, isoboldine, and so on.
  • Volatile oil, which consists mostly of linalool, ascaridole, l,8-cineole, and p-cymene.
  • Flavonoid glycosides formed from isorhamnetin.

Used For: The remedy is valued for its capacity to treat liver conditions, induce bile movement and urination.

Boldo is applied in case of gallbladder conditions like inflammations and gallstones. It is applied to relieve body pains associated with liver conditions and gallbladder dysfunction. Boldo is capable of inducing urination and fighting bacteria, for which aim it is suggested in cystitis.

Additional Info: Boldo can be found wild in Chile. Still, it is specifically raised in the high areas of the Mediterranean.

Preparation and Intake: To make an infusion, take a teaspoon of dry leaf extract for a cup of water (boiled up) and steep for 15 minutes. The result is consumed thrice a day.

In form of tincture the herb is used in a dose of 1-2 ml thrice a day.

The herb is commonly mixed with Mountain Grape and Fringetree Bark for curing liver or gallbladder conditions.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level.