Boldo tea is excellent to help in the functioning of the liver, being useful after a day of abuse. An excess of alcohol or consumption of foods with high content of fat. Since it contains a substance called lactone that helps in the digestion process of the ingested fats.
It also helps to deflate the belly and fight gas because it is an excellent digestive. It is important to take the tea immediately after its preparation and not to add sugar. Because it is fermented and interferes with the digestion process.
So the main benefits of boldo tea are:
- Improves the functioning of the liver
- It helps in the process of digestion and in the functioning of the digestive system
- Decreases acidity;
- Reduces the effects of alcoholic beverages;
- It helps in the treatment of gastritis;
- It helps in the treatment of problems in the gallbladder;
- Relieves the symptoms of food intolerance;
- Decreases the gases;
- It acts as an antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial;
- It has a calming effect.
Despite all these benefits, the boldo is contraindicated in case of gallbladder obstruction and during pregnancy. Especially in the first 3 months of gestation. Because it can cause abortion or cause malformations in the fetus.
How To Make Boldo Tea
To prepare the boldo tea, simply add the leaves of the plant in a cup with boiling water and let stand for a few minutes. Tea should be drunk several times a day and immediately after being made.
How To Plant Boldo
The boldo plant likes the sun a lot and for this reason. It is recommended that it be kept in a place where there is a bit of sun at any time of the day. Although it adapts to any climate, it does not like the cold very much, but it does not need much care, nor to be pruned constantly.
In the garden:
To plant it in the garden you only need to tear off the main branch of the tree with a twig with leaves. You must dig a hole about 15cm deep and place it there, covering it with soil. The leaves must fall, but if the branch continues green it is a sign that the boldo will bloom.
In a pot:
You can also plant the boldo in a pot since it is at least 30 cm high because the boldo grows a lot and can go 1 meter high, and to support it requires a good amount of soil and also to guide its growth you can place wooden stakes.
It is possible to plant the boldo in the pot in the same way as on the earth, But you can also buy a stem or its seeds to plant them in the humid earth.
It is not necessary to water it daily, but if you see that the earth is very dry it is because the plant needs to be moistened the soil to grow healthy. In the case of sowing it in a cold climate it must be properly protected.
To collect the leaves to prepare tea and infusions, Just cut the final part of the boldo leaves and use them fresh or let them dry in the sun for a few days. After drying the leaves should be kept rolled up in a newspaper or placed in a glass container, properly covered.