Boldo is an evergreen shrubby tree native to Chile and Peru, although more recently it has been introduced to Europe and North Africa.
Locally, in Chile and Peru, as well as in other neighbouring countries – Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil – Boldo is commonly known as the ‘morning after herb’, as it is used in conjunction with Yerba Mate to help ease symptoms of hangover, in particular an upset stomach.
More generally this same infusion – Boldo and Yerba Mate – is used as a general tonic for the immune system.
Traditionally Boldo has been used in the treatment of many conditions, including:
- urinary tract infections
- liver problems
- gall stones
- digestive health
In traditional and herbal medicine, Boldo is also recommended in the treatment of insomnia, stomach cramps and earache – and in some instances it has even been used to treat gonorrhoea.
To make a tea: Use 1-2 teaspoons of Earthfare Organic Boldo Leaf to a cup of boiling water and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
For further information on the properties and use of Boldo Leaf we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.