10 Health Benefits Of Boldo leaves
Boldo is native to a shrub which is native to Peru and central parts of Chile. It is an evergreen shrub. It has been used in traditional medicine for ages. Leaves of boldo are brewed into the tea, and this has been consumed for ages for its many medicinal properties and health benefits. Boldo derives its medicinal properties from the number of photochemical it contains. They are powerful antioxidants and help in protecting the body from cell damage from free radicals. Boldo leaves have diuretic, laxative, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. It, therefore, offers a host of health benefits and a few of them are.
Boldo tea is good for the lever. It energizes the lever and promotes the release of bile juices which help in removing waste and toxins from the system through the lever and prevents any damage these toxins may cause. It thus helps to protect the health of the lever.
# 2. Digestion
Boldo tea aids digestion by stimulating the release of digestive bile juice from the lever. Boldo tea can enhance the breakdown of food for its nutrients. Its microbial action helps boldo tea to effectively treat indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, food poisoning, etc. It promotes digestion by keeping the lever in good health.
#3. Eliminates Gallstones
By promoting lever health and stimulating the production of bile juice boldo tea helps the gallbladder to be emptied more often thus eliminating the gallstones before the size increases to such levels as to create problems.
Diuretic: Boldo leaves have diuretic properties. Consuming boldo tea or its essential oil will help in increasing both the frequency and volume of urination. This helps to drain out toxins like uric acid from the body. It also eliminates extra salt, water, and bile present in the body.
Oil from boldo leaves can be used for healing wounds because of the proper antiseptic ties of boldo leaves. Essential oils from boldo leaves can protect the wounds from septic and tetanus which are usually caused by bacterial infection. This oil is toxic, and the toxicity of the oil prevents the germs from flourishing in the wounds and protects the wounds from becoming septic.
Boldo stimulates blood circulation. This helps for the blood circulation through the parts of the body which is affected by rheumatism. The improved blood circulation the affected parts of the body help to relieve the body of rheumatic pains.
Boldo leaves have anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are particularly helpful in relieving the inflammation of the digestive system. It is also effective in relieving the inflammation caused by external agents like drugs, excessive use of alcohol, narcotics or hard and spicy food.
# 7. De-worming
Boldo is toxic. Boldo tea or its essential oil can be effective in de-worming. Since it is toxic, it kills and eliminates intestinal worms. It is found to be particularly effective against tapeworms and roundworms. It can also eliminate hookworms.
# 8.Immune System
Boldo tea supports the immune system of the body in a many ways. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties protect the body from some infections. In addition to this the antioxidants present in boldo help to fight the free radicals from causing cell damage and offer protection to the system.
Being a diuretic boldo tea helps to promote the frequency and volume of urination. This helps in the removal of uric acid from the system. Arthritis is caused by the uric acid accumulated in the joints. By removing the uric acid accumulated in the bones, boldo helps in relieving arthritis.
#10.Preparation of boldo tea
Take a teaspoon of boldo leaves in a cup and add boiling water to it. Allow it to steep for about ten to twelve minutes. Strain it and drink the tea. It is beneficial to drink this tea two or three times a day.