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Peumus boldo / Boldo Leaf Powder
£6.21 – £16.84
Peumus boldus, the only species in the genus Peumus, is commonly known as boldo . This tree of the family Monimiaceae is natively endemic to the central region of Chile. Boldo has also been introduced to Europe and North Africa, though it is not often seen outside botanical gardens.
Its leaves, which have a strong, woody and slightly bitter flavour and camphor-like aroma, are used for culinary purposes, primarily in Latin America. The leaves are used in a similar manner to bay leaves and also used as an herbal tea, primarily in Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil and bordering countries in South America.
Although not well known, boldo fruits, which appear between December and February, are very tasty, nutritious, small, green, edible spheres. Boldo’s assertive flavour comes primarily from the presence of the chemical ascaridole.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti- Inflammatory – boldo is primarily used for the treatment of gallstones and gallbladder inflammation.
Anthelmintic – The plant has been used traditionally to get rid of intestinal worms. The toxic ascaridole found in the essential oil has vermicidal properties.
Diuretic – The herb has a mild diuretic properties and is used for urinary tract infections (cystitis), rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Hepatic – The alkaloid boldin found in the herb has liver protective property and stimulates the production and secretion of bile. It is also used to enhance detoxification of the liver and protect against liver damage from toxins and drugs which are known to have a detrimental effect on the liver.
Stomachic – Boldo is considered one of the best medicinal herbs for many digestive disorders, such as bloating, heartburn, and poor absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm