G & W Laboratories | Boldo (Medication)
Boldo is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to central Chile and Peru Boldo has been used for indigestion, stomach cramps (spasms), and mild gallbladder and liver problems. It has also been used for appetite loss and constipation. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives.
Boldo contains chemicals that might increase urine output, fight bacterial growth in the urine, and stimulate the stomach. ...
Boldo might be unsafe when used for medicinal purposes. Poisoning by ascaridole, a chemical that occurs naturally in boldo, has occurred in people taking boldo. Boldo might cause liver damage when taken by mouth. If you take boldo, use only ascaridole-free preparations. Irritation may be caused when applying boldo. ...
If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product:bile duct problems, severe liver disease, gallstones. Some products containing the essential oil or distillates of boldo leaf may contain an excessive amount of a dangerous chemical (ascaridole). These particular products should be avoided.
Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding do not use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...