How to relieve the uncomfortable intestinal and stomach noises with boldo

Before preparing this natural remedy let's know a little more about the boldo. The Boldo It is a tree native to South America that is distributed in the lands of Central Chile, Argentina and Peru. This tree belongs to the family of the Monimiáceas and its scientific name is Peumus boldus.

It is a perennial tree and its fruits are eaten both cooked and raw since ancient times and in some areas as Guatemala is known as Lemongrass In addition to the fruits, the leaves of this tree are used for digestive problems in the form of infusion and also to improve liver and gallbladder problems.

Among the most important properties of boldo we can highlight and mention especially the following: stimulates digestive functions, is digestive (promotes good digestion), relieves digestive discomfort, increases bile secretion, is diuretic and acts as a mild sedative.

The intestinal noises They are normal during the process of digestion although sometimes they become annoying and even quite loud to the point of making us uncomfortable. To avoid the appearance of bowel sounds, it might be convenient to pay attention to a series of tips that can avoid the appearance of bowel sounds.

Useful tips to avoid stomach noises

  • Some foods to be flatulent contribute to these noises appear as: vegetables, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, we must not exceed in their consumption.
  • At mealtime we should do it slowly and chew well.
  • After eating it is advisable to take infusions that help us facilitate digestion.
  • These infusions are prepared with herbs or medicinal plants with digestive properties such as: mint, mint, anise or matalah├║ga, fennel, chamomile, boldo, cumin, thyme, and sage.

How to prepare a boldo infusion to improve bowel sounds


  • One cup of water (250 ml.) Per infusion to prepare.
  • One teaspoon of boldo.
  • A teaspoon of chamomile.
  • A few drops of lemon juice.
  • To sweeten (optional), brown sugar, a little honey, stevia.


In a heater we put the water to boil.

Once it is boiling add the teaspoons of herbs and keep boiling about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and cover the infusion.

Let the infusion rest for 8 or 10 minutes.

We strain the infusion and add a few drops of lemon juice.

If you prefer to sweeten the infusion, do it to your liking (brown sugar, a little honey, sweetener or stevia).

This infusion is recommended take one to three cups a day.

The continuous consumption of boldo is not advised continuously not later than four weeks in a row.

The boldo can be obtained in herbalists, stores specializing in natural products, parapharmacies, pharmacies, online natural products stores.

The formats in which we can get the boldo are:

  • In dry leaves.
  • In capsules.
  • In extract or drops.

When consuming boldo both in dry plant and extracts of this tree ask for advice and let yourself be guided by professionals in the field.

Cases for which boldo is contraindicated

  • During the periods of pregnancy and lactation.
  • In children under 12 years old.
  • In case of suffering from liver problems.
  • In case of kidney diseases.

Images | Dick Culbert (Flickr) This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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