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Herb Information
Name: Boldo
Biological Name: Peumus boldo

Monimiaceae

Other Names: Boldu boldus Lyons, Boldea fragrans Gay, Boldo
Parts Used: Dried leaves
Active Compounds:
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Alkaloids, of the isoquinoline type, up to 0.75%, including boldine, isocorydine, N-methyllaurotetanine, norisocorydine.

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Alkaloids, of the isoquinoline type, up to 0.75%, including boldine, isocorydine, N-methyllaurotetanine, norisocorydine, isoboldine, laurolitsine, reticuline & others.

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Volatile oil, containing mainly p-cymene, l,8-cineole, ascaridole and linalool.

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Flavonoid glycosides based on isorhamnetin.

Remedies For

Cholagogue, hepatic, diuretic.

Boldo is a specific for gall-bladder problems like stones or inflammations. It is also used when there is visceral pain due to other problems in liver or gall-bladder. Boldo has mild urinary demulcent and anti-septic properties and so would be used in cystitis.

Description:

Boldo is indigenous to Chile. It was naturalized in mountainous parts of the Mediterranean.

Dosage: 

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto l teaspoonful of the dried leaves and let infuse l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: take l-2ml of the tincture three times a day.

Combinations : When treating gall-bladder or liver problems, it combines well with Fringetree Bark and Mountain Grape.

Safety: No information is available.

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