MOTHER TINCTURE INFO
Boldo is an evergreen tree or large shrub, native mainly to Chile and also found in other parts of western coast of south American continent. It is strongly aromatic, multi-branched, evergreen shrub. It contains about 0.7% isoquinoline alkaloids including boldine as well as volatile oils and flavonoids. These stimulate liver activity. It is covered by both Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Its homoeopathic mother tincture is prepared from leaves.
It is a mild urinary antiseptic. It is indicated for atony of bladder, cholecystitis, biliary calculus, loss of appetite with bitter taste, hypochondriasis, constipation, congested or sluggish liver, burning weight in liver and stomach; painful hepatic diseases and disturbed liver functions after malaria. It possesses diuretic and stimulant properties due to the volatile oil. It has weak local anaesthetic properties. Recent studies have established its anti-inflammatory properties on acute inflammatory process. Further it has exerted a significant hepatoprotection by reducing the lipid peroxidation and the enzymatic leakage of LDH; this in vitro efficacy was reinforced by a significant hepatoprotection on CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Boldine is an effective antioxidant in both biological and non-biological systems which has opened up the perspective of a broad range of uses in medicine. Its antioxidative properties situate it as a potentially useful substance in many disease states featuring free-radical related oxidative injury. Another study in mice confirmed its role in atherosclerotic lesion.
Indications: To manage the symptoms of gall bladder stone, liver malfunction, constipation, etc.
Schwabe’s Boldo Ø can be used alone or as supplement to other medicines.
Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, 10-20 drops 2-3 times a day, depending upon the case. If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects: No side effects of Schwabe’s Boldo Ø are known in therapeutic doses. It is to be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
Contraindications: No contra-indications for the use of Schwabe’s Boldo Ø are known.
Interactions: No interactions between Schwabe’s Boldo Ø and other products are known.
Presentation: Bottle of 30ml.