Herbs Guide


Family Name: Monimiaceae

Botanical Name(s): Peumus boldus

Popular Name(s): Boldu, Boldus, Boldoa Fragrans

Parts Used: Leaves

Habitat: Boldo is found abundantly in Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

Description: Boldo is an evergreen shrub, native to South America. The plant grows to a height of 6 to 20 feet and possesses thick waxy leaves. The leaves have strong, woody and slightly bitter flavour and camphor-like aroma.

Uses: Boldo plant is used for culinary purposes, primarily in Latin America. The leaves are used as herbal tea and in the form of herbal medicine. It is also used to cure gallbladder and stomach problems.