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Centuries ago, boldo was a little-known plant growing in farmers' pastures in Chile. Today, huge fields of boldo are cultivated around the world to supply the market demand for a specific herbal remedy or herbal drug for gallstones and gallbladder inflammation and for many types of liver, stomach, and digestive conditions.* For more information boldo (Peumus boldus), please refer to the Database File for Boldo in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of boldo, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for gallstones and as a gallbladder stimulant (to stimulate bile); to tone, balance, and strengthen liver function (increases liver bile and detoxifies the liver); for upper digestive tract disorders (ulcers, sluggish digestion, lack of bile, dyspepsia); for bowel disorders (colitis, leaky gut, constipation, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS]); for intestinal worms and liver flukes
Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup amounts twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.Contraindications: