Boldo is a fragrant tree rich in essential oils that grows in Chili and other countries in South America. It is consumed as a herbal tea and its commonly used in folk medicine for indigestion. The extracts are very bitter resulting from the presence of isoquinoline alkaloids and the leaf is rich in essential oils.
Boldo has a particular afffinity to the liver and gallbladder. It acts as a strong choleretic to increase the production of bile in the liver and as & cholagogue to the release of bile from the gall bladder. It is one of the arthtypal herbs used to dossolve gallstones.
Both the alkaloids and essential oil give boldo signicifiant antimicrobial action. It's been used internally for respiratory and urinary tract infection.
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