Boldo tea: what it is, properties and side effects of the infusion that improves digestion and helps lose weight

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What is boldo tea and what are its benefits? Let's find out all about the tea from South America that helps you lose weight

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What is boldo tea and what are its benefits? Let's find out all about the tea from South America that helps you lose weight

Il boldo tea it is produced from the leaves of the boldo plant. It is used as a treatment for digestive problems in traditional medicine, especially in Central and South America. Let's find out the benefits and possible contraindications of this drink. (Read also: The 10 most popular and loved tea varieties in the world)





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What is boldo tea?

Boldo tea is produced from the boldo tree (Peumus boldus), an evergreen shrub native to Chile that also grows in other countries in Central and South America, such as Mexico and Argentina. 

In these areas it is used as an alternative medicine, mainly to treat digestive problems, detoxify the liver and promote weight loss. It has a very distinctive flavor, similar to a medicine; it is prepared by immersing about 1 tablespoon (6 grams) of dried boldo leaves in 1 cup (240 ml) of hot water. Some people recommend diluting it with another type of herbal tea, such as Mate, to make it suitable for daily consumption. 

Properties and benefits of boldo tea

Historically, boldo tea was used to treat digestive problems and help treat liver problems; however, the scientific evidence supporting the use of tea for these or other therapeutic purposes is extremely limited. One study in a test tube on 13 herbal teas commonly used in South America he found that boldo tea had one of the highest properties antioxidants, this was based on its ability to fight free radicals, which are harmful compounds that can cause cell damage.

The boldo plant and its tea also contain a volatile compound called ascaridiolo. in studies in test tube, ascaridiol seems to be effective in the treatment of leishmaniasis, a disease caused by tropical parasites. Finally, this particular infusion would also seem able to favor the process of weight loss and slimming, although there is currently no firm scientific evidence to support this claim.



Side effects of boldo tea

There are some potentials side effects in drinking boldo tea; for example, it can interfere with blood-thinning medications and medications for the heart. Consequently, before drinking this infusion it is always advisable to consult your doctor.

Also 'ascaridiolo it can have some negative effects; in fact, the consumption of large doses can damage the liver, while topical exposure could cause a 'rash. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

How much boldo tea to drink? Recommended dosage

Since boldo tea contains ascaridol, a potentially harmful aromatic compound, it is not recommended to drink it every day. To minimize its side effects, limit yourself to just 1 cup (240ml) as needed. Also, keep in mind that although it is believed to help with digestive problems, there is no scientific evidence to support this use. If you choose to drink one blend of boldo and yerba mate It is best to buy ready-made tea, which should contain a safe amount of both blends. 



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