Health Benefits Associated With Boldo Essential Oil

Boldo essential oil has numerous health benefits which are mainly attributed to its anti-rheumatic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge, hepatic, diuretic, and antiseptic properties. This oil is obtained from the leaves of a medicinal herb known as boldo through the process of steam distillation. This herb was first grown in South America in the following countries Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. The main constituents of this oil include alpha pinene, beta pinene, camphene, gamma-terpinene, linalool, limonene para-cymene, cineole, ascaridole, and other monoterpenoids. Its tonic behaviour is attributed to ascaridole. Outlined below are the main uses and benefits associated with boldo essential oil

Antimicrobial

This oil is highly toxic. This has made it one of the most effective antimicrobial agents. It is used in killing microbes and inhibiting their growth. You can also use oil on the different types of microbes such as virus, protozoa, and bacteria. It is therefore used in curing the different types of infections and ailments caused by microbes.

Anti-rheumatic

This is a health benefit which is attributed to its narcotic and stimulating effects. Being a powerful stimulant, this oil is used in the circulation of blood in the affected body’s parts as well as providing relief from arthritis and rheumatism. These diseases are caused by obstruction of the blood vessels. Again its narcotic effects are beneficial in reducing pain.

Hepatic

Bildo essential oil is good for your liver. It plays a significant role in protecting the liver against infections as well as stimulating the production of bile. This oil is also effective in treating liver diseases.

Antiseptic

This oil has been proven to be efficient in countering infections. It is widely used in protecting wounds against tetanus and septic caused by bacterial infections. Its toxicity is useful in flushing out germs from wounds thereby protecting them from becoming septic.

Diuretic

This oil is helpful in increasing the quantity and frequency urination. This process helps in draining out toxins from the body such as uric acid, water, and excess salts. The removal of excessive fats and water is helpful in reducing weight. In addition to in increasing urination, its diuretic properties are helpful in reducing blood pressure, promoting digestion, preventing the accumulation of gases in your intestines and enhancing appetite.

Narcotic

This oil has strong effects on both the neurotic and nervous systems. In small doses, this oil can be used to induce soothing, tranquilizing, and relaxing effects on your nerves. High doses of this oil should be avoided as it can lead to severe symptoms such as convulsions, coma, headaches, nervous afflictions and nausea.

 

 

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