Wild Harvested Boldo 25g – Herbal Tea – Magic Ingredient ★ Night Time Potent Laxitive & Digestive Flush

£4.44

Amazonian Medicinal Herbs
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Main Uses: *Potent Laxative, *Potent Digestive Aid (Stomach Cramps, Antiparasitic), Antioxidant, Urinary Tract (Bladder, Cystitis, Prostate), Sedative, Pain Reliever, Gallstones, Rheumatism, Heartburn, Anti-inflammatory, Liver Health, Diuretic/Weight Loss.

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Boldo (Peumus boldus) is native to Chile yet also found as far north as Ecuador and the countries in between. More recently it has also been introduced to Morocco and European countries, though usually in Botanical gardens only. It is exported throughout the World and Latin and South America. Its leaves are used as both a food spice, similar to bay leaves, and as a medicinal herb primarily for digestive complaints. As a medicine Boldo is particularly popular in the Latin American region. The Boldo tree also provides a small and tasty nutrient-rich fruit from December throughout February. The fruits are often used in spicy sauces and condiments. The Boldo leaves themselves have a soft bitter flavor. In mid to southern, South America Boldo is often mixed with Mate Tea. In Brazil, Boldo is listed in the pharmacopeia for dyspepsia. Boldo is a close relative of other fragrant leaves such as Cinnamon and Laurel. In 1875 Boldo was introduced to American and British medicinal markets. Evidence of Boldo and other medicinal herb use goes back 12500 years to Monte Verde in Southern Chile. Fossilized human remains have been shown to eat Boldo leaves and these are believed to date back around 13000 years. Today Boldo is most often enjoyed as a caffeine-free hot herbal tea.

One of the most popular herbal teas in Latin America for cleansing digestion along with a host of health benefits. *Sometimes mixed with Herba Mate, common in Argentina.

A widely studied natural medicine accompanied by a host of scientific evidence.

Dosage

3g per day of Boldo cut herb (1-2 tablespoons dried and cut herb) infused in 700ml of water in a stainless steel pan for 10-15 minutes. Best taken at night.

Boldo can be left in the pan and reused 2-3 times over 2 days, with strength increasing as the leaves break down.

*Mixes well with Sen and Acacia de la India.

How Boldo works Digestive Complaints

  • Boldo acts via choleretic properties to increase bile production and as diuretic, it flushes water enacting a cleansing mechanism. Eases muscle contractions although this increases transit time of food in the digestive tract. Acts to reduce inflammation.

Side Effects

Boldo is generally well tolerated like most medicinal herbs, though as a particularly potent herb Boldo does contain some potent and toxic elements.

  • Boldo essential oil contains Boldine which is a known toxin and is shown to cause problems in rats at very high doses.
  • Ascaridole is a known toxin for the liver.
  • Increases bile production. Not to be used in cases of bile duct blockages.
  • For liver disease and gallstones take extra precautions.
  • Boldine oil may affect the kidneys
  • Boldo oil is a minor skin irritant
  • Limited research concerning use for breastfeeding and pregnant women, so should be avoided.
  • Should be avoided with Alcohol and medications that can affect either the liver, kidneys, or slow blood clotting.

Medicinal Effects

  • Antioxidant effect
  • Laxative
  • Liver
  • Bladder
  • Constipation
  • Sedative/painkilling
  • Prostate
  • Gallstones
  • Cystitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach cramps
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces fever
  • Protects the liver and stabilizes liver enzymes
  • Parasitic (ascaridole)
  • Free radicals protection
  • Diuretic (can increase urine output by 50%)

Chemistry

  • 250.70% alkaloids
  • 13% essential oil (monoterpenoids (including volatile oils limonene, b-pinene, p-cymene), linalol, cineole, camphor, ascaridole)
  • Flavonol glycosides (rhamnetin, isorhamnetin, and kaempferol derivatives)
  • Resin
  • Tannins
  • Alkaloids (boldine, isoboldine and N-methyllaurotetanine)
Weight 55 g
Dimensions 15 × 2.5 × 22 cm
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