25 November 2008

The dried leaves are used in herbal medicine, but the oil is powerful and even in very small quantities produces convulsions.

Boldo oil is extremely powerful and even small quantities can produce convulsions. It is yellow in color and has a disagreeable odor

Botanical Name
Peumus boldus

Origin
South America particularly in Chile

Color
Yellow

Aroma
Boldo oil is extremely powerful and even small quantities can produce convulsions and is yellow in colour and has a disagreeable odour

Extraction Method
Extracted from leaves by distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
A-pinene, B-pinene, camphene, limonene, y-terpinene, p-cymene, ascaridole, cineole and linalool

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • genito-urinary infections
  • gallstones
  • liver and gall bladder pain
  • cystitis
  • rheumatism
Precaution
  • The oil should not be used in therapy
  • The oil is considered harmful to the human body even when used in very small doses
  • Even a low dose of 0.07g per kilogram of body weight produced convulsions in animal testing.

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