Archaeologists revealed Boldo was used 2,500 years ago
Appearance and Description
An evergreen shrubby tree
Menthol like smell
Grows six to eight meters high
Native to Peru and central Chile
Primarily used in Bolivia, Chile. Paraguay Argentina Uruguay, Peru, Brazil and other bordering South American countries.
Used in a similar way as bay leaves. Boldo is used as a herbal tea as well.
Boldo fruits are not well known and appear from December to February. They are nutritious, tasty, green, small, edible spheres.
It is used as a medicinal beverage but also mixed in yerba mate a popular South American beverage.
It can be used in moderation as a seasoning in stews, soups, and herbal tea blends.
It is used medicinally.
The Boldo leaf can be infused in water to extract oil. It is used in shampoos, soaps and skin lotions as well as hair rinses
Boldo Leaf Health Benefits
Boldo leaves are rich in alkalines. An Alkaline called boldine is an anti-inflammatory and it is effective in gastric activity stimulation. It detoxifies the liver, improves the digestive system and aids in weight loss.
It contains the following active ingredients and antioxidant compounds.
Used for gastrointestinal spasms
It increases urine flow to and eliminates excess fluids from the body, reducing anxiety, killing bacteria and increasing the flow of bile.
The tea detoxifies the body stimulation function of the liver, reducing blood clots and thinning the blood
Digestion: Relieves constipation and flatulence
Boosts the Immune System: Antimicrobial and antiviral properties help to boost the immune system
Relieves Inflammation: Antioxidants reduce acute body inflammation