For digestion and anti-inflammatory: Know all the benefits of boldo

The boldo is typical infusions of our country. Especially in the central area it is easy to find it on hills and roads. Often confused with the liter, which you have to say hello to to avoid getting an allergy, boldo tea has certain benefits.

Boldo leaf infusion has been widely used in popular medicine in the country. Essential medicine for people with diarrhea or other mild gastric discomfort. It is also used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones. 

But it has its contraindications. According to the Ministry of Health file, boldo should not be used in people with obstruction in the bile duct or who have yellow skin. They also do not recommend ingesting it in pregnant women or children under 10 years of age.


Scientific evidence supporting popular knowledge is quite limited, but it does exist. 

It is known to be one of the leaves with the highest antioxidant activity, so the benefits of these could be taken advantage of against the damage of free radicals that cause cellular aging. But so far it has not been possible to test in humans. 

In addition, the Minsal  recognizes the mild laxative effect of ingesting boldo, at least one teaspoon in one liter of water. It also recognizes the protective function of the liver, is that the alkaloids of the plant could increase the production of bile.

In the same document it is indicated that it has a small sedative effect, so it could be used to combat insomnia, anxiety and in general for anyone who wants to relax. 

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