Boldo, scientific name Peumus boldus, is a perennial medicinal plant of the Monimiacee family. Since ancient time boldo has been used by people who live in the Andes for its stimulant properties of the gastrointestinal tract, in fact this plant is able to regulate the production of bile and to thin it, boldo can activate and protect the liver and aids digestion. The boldo has also a laxative, detoxifying and diuretic action and is useful to treat gallstones and urinary tract problems. Do not exceed the dosage of boldo because excessive doses can cause vomiting, diarrhea and convulsions. The boldo is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Bring to boil a cup of water, remove from heat and put to brew 1 tablespoon of dried leaves of boldo for ten minutes. Filter and drink between meals, it helps to stimulate the metabolism, detoxifies and revitalizes dull skin. If you drink it before meals boldo improves digestion of fats and aids digestion.
From 20 to 40 drops diluted in a glass of water three times a day.