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