Boldo

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How does Boldo work?

Boldo contains chemicals that might increase urine output, fight bacterial growth in the urine, and stimulate the stomach.

Are there safety concerns?

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. When applied to the skin, boldo can cause irritation.

Do not take boldo if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have liver disease.
  • You have gallstones or gall bladder disease.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Boldo might increase the risk of bleeding.

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