Helps maintain healthy liver function.
Boldo is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to Chile and belongs to the Monimiaceae family. Its leaf contains isocholine alkaloids derived from aporphine and noraporphine, of which more than twenty have been isolated, the most important being boldine and others in smaller quantities such as isoboldine, (+) reticuline, laurotetanine and laurolitsine. It also contains essential oil composed of monoterpene hydrocarbons (p-cymene, α and ß-pinene, α-terpinene, limonene, ß-phellandrene), oxygenated monoterpenes (1,8-cineole, linalool, camphor, ascaridol). It also contains flavonoids (rhamnetol, isorramnetol, kempferol).
Boldo has traditionally been used as a digestive (aperitif, choleretic and cholagogue), hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-atheromatous (inhibits lipid peroxidation), hypoglycaemic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anthelmintic, fungicide and cytoprotective.
- Symptomatic relief of dyspepsia and mild gastrointestinal complaints of a spasmodic nature.
- Minor hepatobiliary dysfunctions and as an adjuvant in the treatment of constipation.