Boldo | Peumus boldus

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Boldo (Peumus boldus)

Leaves of Boldo (Peumus boldus)

Leaves of Boldo (Peumus boldus)

Avoid in pregnancy and when breastfeeding, obstruction of the bile duct and severe liver disorders. Use of boldo leaf in cases of gallstones should be based on professional diagnosis and advice. 

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Peumus boldus

Common names: Boldo

Family: Monimaceae

Parts used: Leaves

Habitat: Native to the forests of the Chilean Andes, introduced and cultivated elsewhere, particularly sunny mountainsides in the Mediterranean.

Constituents: Volatile oil (2-4%), Alkaloids including boldine, Flavonoids including catechin, Glycosides including boldoglucin, tannins, resins.

Actions: Cholagogue, Choleretic, Diuretic, Liver Stimulant, Sedative, Mild Urinary Antiseptic and Urinary Demulcent.

History: The name Boldo comes from Foḻo in the indigenous language of Mapuche people in Chile and Argentina. Boldo has a long tradition of use in South America and is featured in various national pharmacopoeas of the region. 

Traditional and current uses:

• Mild dyspepsia

• Sluggish digestion

• Gall bladder and liver pain (under professional supervision)

• Urinary tract infection

• Rheumatic conditions

• Cholelithiasis

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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