23 de Agosto del 2014

Flores Ecuatorianas

johanna rodriguez

Reino Unido, Manchester

Boldo (Peumus boldus) is an endemic plant of Ecuador and the extract of leaves help to reduce the formation of gases in the stomach and to relieve inflammation in the prostate and the liver.

This plant contains a greater amount of alkaloids and antioxidants like limonene, p-cymene, monoterpenes and some flavonoids. Nowadays, it is used for the treatment of dyspeptic disorders and constipation.

The most important substance of this plant is called boldin which help to protect the hepatocytes in humans, to act as antispasmodic in the peripheral nervous system, to dilate and to inhibit platelet formation in the arteries of the cardiovascular system.

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