Boldo Leaves Powder
- Brand: Brazilian Forest
- Product Code: Plantas Medicinais
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Boldo (Peumus boldus Molina) is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows in Chile, Peru and Brazil. Its dry leaves have been reported in medicinal use since the 19th century in South America against diseases of the liver and gallstones. In 1870, the leaves of Peumus boldus have been introduced in Europe.
CONSTITUENTS: Peumus boldus has two compounds of commercial interest: essential oils and alkaloids that are present in different parts of the plant, but its leaves are especially rich. Boldine is the active principle of boldo. It is an antioxidant and hepatoprotective and inhibits cyclooxygenase. Boldo leaves are rich in several alkaloids of aporfino type, which boldine is the most abundant. Pharmacological actions arise from their antioxidant (eg cytoprotective, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-atherogenic) properties, as well as those that do not appear to be associated with such activity (eg vasorelaxing, anti-trypanocidal, And neuro-modulatory, cholagogic and / or choleretic). The antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Peumus boldus leaves was also reported. The addition of boldo to substrates containing riboflavin and tryptophan protects people from exposure to light due to the kidnapping of singlet oxygen by the antioxidants present in this plant. Many molecules contribute to the antioxidant activity of boldo.
LATIN NAME: Peumus boldus Molina
USED PARTS: Leaves
DRYING METHOD: Sun drying
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Alkaloids, essential oils and flavonoids.
PROPERTIES: Boldo leaves cure deficiencies and congestion of the liver, are general stimulants, carminative, fighting chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, is a diuretic and a urinary antiseptic remedy, also facilitate the secretion of bile. Boldo acts on the digestive system by stimulating the secretion of saliva and gastric juice that is followed by gastric and digestive actions. It has also increased biliary secretion and favors its excretion of the gallbladder. They are good, consequently, the laxative action while renal in the apparatus will have diuretic and antiseptic effects.
APPLICATIONS: Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, food supplements, food supplements, functional foods, medical food.
PREPARATION: One teaspoon of leaves per cup to prepare for 10 minutes and drink preferably before meals
PRECAUTIONS: It is contraindicated in case of obstruction of the bile ducts, cholangitis, hepatic affections, gallstones and other conditions that require medical control. There is insufficient information to ensure the safety of its use during pregnancy and lactation.
For educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.