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Boldo (Peumus boldus)


Boldo

Effect:

Antispasmodic, bilious, digestive, pain relieving, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic


Areas of application:

mild indigestion, mild cramps in the gastrointestinal tract, gastrointestinal discomfort, stimulates bile secretion, increases gastric juice secretion, constipation, relief from nausea, flatulence, heartburn, pain, earache, rheumatism, migraine


Plant parts used:

Leaves and fruits


Collection time:

all year round


To find:

Originally from Chile. Found in the Mediterranean region.


Ingredients:

Essential oil, boldine, aporphins, flavonoids, coumarin, isoquinolines, linalool


Other:

☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of cut boldo leaves are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes. You can then strain it. 2 to 3 cups daily are sufficient.


🛑 Careful! Medical advice must be sought in the event of bile obstruction, gallbladder inflammation, gallstones and other biliary diseases, as well as liver diseases. Use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended. There is still no information available regarding pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Boldo can be bought as a spice or as a tea mate.


The powdered leaves are used in the perfume industry and as insect repellent for clothing.


The sweet and aromatic fruits of Boldo are used raw and cooked. The dried fruits are also made into ribbons or necklaces; they then exude a pleasant cinnamon smell.

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