These teachings began to be spread from the knowledge accumulated over time. However, the use of some species must comply with medical indications.
This is what happens with the use of Brazilian boldo. The plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Due to its popularity, it can be known in many other ways: Chilean boldo, garden boldo, brazilian boldo, false boldo, national boldo, wild boldo, bitter malva, santa malva, seven pains, seven sangrias and carpet of oxalá.
Medicinal use is concentrated in two parts of the plant: the root and the leaves. The Brazilian Boldo is considered a perennial plant, as it can be explored throughout the year.
It is medium-sized, reaching up to two meters in height, has a wrinkled grayish-yellow stem and light green leaves.
In natural medicine, Brazilian Boldo is used to treat some diseases, among the most common are: heartburn, dyspepsia, gastric discomfort, it reduces the volume of gastric juice and its acidity. Substance use also controls and treats symptoms caused by an alcoholic hangover.
Furthermore, the herb is also indicated in cases of diarrhea, liver fatigue, intestinal disorders, hepatitis, colic and liver congestion, constipation, inappetence, gallstones, organic weakness and insomnia. Some experts claim that the plant is used for the same purposes as the boldo-do-chile.
Brazilian Boldo Tea
To prepare brazilian boldo tea you will need a cup of water and one to three leaves of the herb. The first step is to bring the water to a boil. Once it reaches the boiling point, turn off the heat and add the plant leaves. Leave the container capped for about 10 minutes.
After this time, remove the leaves and place the liquid in a cup. If you prefer, you can use a little honey to sweeten the drink. According to the indications, it is recommended that the intake of Brazilian bold tea does not exceed three cups per day.
In addition to the form of use expressed by tea, Brazilian boldo can also be used in baths, decoctions and have the juice extracted.