Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Boldo Essential Oil

Boldo Essential Oil

Peumus boldus




Properties:
Boldo essential oil is extremely powerful and even small quantities can produce convulsions and is yellow in colour and has a disagreeable odour.

Origin:
It originated in South America particularly in Chile.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted from leaves by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, B-pinene, camphene, limonene, y-terpinene, p-cymene, ascaridole, cineole and linalool.

Therapeutic properties:
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Uses:
In herbal medicine the dried leaves are used for:

  1. genito-urinary infections
  2. gallstones
  3. liver and gall bladder pain
  4. cystitis
  5. rheumatism

Precautions:

  • The oil should not be used in therapy.
  • The oil is considered harmful to the human body even when used in very small doses.

Blends well with:

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