Boldo essential oil is extracted from the Peumus boldus leaves. The plant, also known as Boldu boldus and Boldoa fragrans, belong to the Monimiaceae family. This essential oil is extracted through a steam distillation process. It exhibits a yellowish color with a slightly foul odor.
Boldo oil contains chemical elements, including a-pinene, b-pinene, limonene, linalool, p-cymene, camphene, ascaridole, y-terpinene, and 1,8-cineole. It is the ascaridole present in the oil that is responsible for its toxic nature.
Uses and benefits of Boldo Oil
This essential oil is toxic by nature. It means it works well as an antimicrobial solution. The oil can kill microbes and prevent their growth. It is also effective on any microbes, including fungi, bacteria, virus, or protozoa. You can use it to cure numerous infections and diseases caused by these microbes.
In addition, you can use this oil to protect wounds against tetanus and septic. Its toxicity prevents germs from flourishing in the wounds, so they are protected against infections. It can also kill intestinal worms (both tape and round worms), as well as their spawn. You can use it to counter other worms, like hookworms, too.
Calms the nerves
Boldo oil affects the neurotic and nervous systems due to its narcotic properties. When taken in small doses, this oil can soothe, and relax the nerves. It should not, however, be taken in higher doses as it can cause symptoms like headaches, nausea, nervous afflictions, or convulsions.
This oil is effective in reducing inflammation, particularly those found in the stomach, liver, intestines, and the rest of the digestive system. It is often due to the side effect of certain prescription drugs, spicy or hard food, excessive narcotic or alcohol consumption, ingested toxic element, or certain diseases.
Arthritis pain relief
The oil provides pain relief for discomfort caused by arthritis and rheumatism. Thanks to its narcotic and diuretic properties, this essential oil stimulates blood circulation and promotes pain relief. Arthritis and rheumatism are primarily caused by obstructed circulation, which is why this oil is highly beneficial to people suffering from any or both of them.
Helps keep digestive system healthy
Boldo oil was discovered to have the ability to maintain good digestive health. It is effective particularly in treating digestive disorders caused by microbes, like vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, food poisoning, and dysentery. Being a hepatic and cholagogue, it also promotes digestion by maintaining liver health.
Boldo essential oil is a stimulant. It helps increase bile secretion from the liver and provides assistance in the digestion and decomposition of the food you eat. In addition, the oil helps maintain acid and base balance inside the stomach. It also eliminates acidity and acidosis.
Cleanses the body
This oil contains diuretic properties. When ingested, it will increase urination, both in terms of volume and frequency. It also helps clean the body and get rid of toxins, as well as excess water and bile. Frequent urination can help you lose weight, as well, due to the removal of excess water. In addition, this oil can boost your appetite, reduce blood pressure, prevent the gas formation, and promote digestion. When you urinate frequently, deposits in your kidneys are also removed.
Boldo oil is toxic by nature. It can produce nausea, convulsions, and other toxicity symptoms when consumed in the wrong dose. Always follow the recommended doses on your essential oil bottle. It should not be used in aromatherapy, as well, due to its unpleasant odor.Must not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.