Boldo. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Boldo (Boldo)
Boldo is an evergreen shrub and yellow or white flowers that grows on the slopes of the central regions of Chile. It is also grown in Italy and North Africa.

Boldo Properties

* The Boldo leaves contain an essential oil (boldine) and alkaloids. Boldo is cholagogue, ie, stimulates bile secretion and promoting digestion. It also helps in the removal of gallstones due to its choleretic action.
* It is a protector of the liver and gallbladder.
* The very bodo liver stimulant known as being indicated for liver failure, biliary congestion, heavy digestions and gallstones (cholelithiasis), hepatitis, hepato-biliary dyskinesia, and so on. The Boldo also possess diuretic, digestive and worming so it is used in cases of, hiposecretoras dyspepsia, constipation, etc..
* Among other properties related migraines are the bile dysfunction and cystitis.

Contraindications Boldo
- Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
- Pregnancy, lactation, the presence of alkaloids, and in the case of bile duct obstruction.

Boldo Side Effects

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

Boldo essential oil because of its content ascaridol should not be used by internal means (the essence, from 300 mg may cause vomiting and diarrhea, higher doses may produce a narcotic effect or convulsant).
Always bear in mind the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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