Scientific name: Peamus boldus
Other Names: Peta, voldu
Active Principles: Essential Oil with monopoterpene components (camphor) benzyltetrahydroisoquinolenic alkaloids with aporphinoid nucleus (0.2-0.5%) with boldine being the majority. The active ingredient is an alkaloid, boldine, which has choleretic, cholagogue and diuretic effects, also presents minor concentrations of other alkaloids, especially isobuldine and laurontenin. From the leaves, a 2% essential oil is also extracted, strongly aromatic, rich in eucalyptol and ascaridol. It is also recommended as an anthelmintic.
Part used: leaves
Presentation: whole, chopped and powdered.