Technical data sheet for Boldine
Boldo (Peumus boldus) is a chilean tree traditionally employed in folk medicine due to its properties (anti-inflammatory, antipiretic, spasmolytic, antioxidant, antiproliferative, hepatoprotective, alongside others), and it has been the only plant with medicinal purposes accepted in the EU. These faculties have been attributed to active compounds found in leaves and barks. The compound’s presence has fomented the use of this tree in international pharmacopoeia. It is worth saying that the most important active compound is boldine, an aporphine alkaloid, which has been deeply investigated by different authors and approaches.