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Master Thesis

Peumus boldus M.‎ : de la botanique à la thérapeutique‎ : état des connaissances en 2012

Abstract : Peumus boldus Molina or boldo is a shrub of the Monimiaceae family growing naturally in the central region of Chile, a special place in the world which benefits a Mediterranean climate. Registered to the medicinal plants list A of the French Pharmacopoeia (Xth edition), the leaf and its dry extract are also the subject of monographs in the European Pharmacopoeia (7th edition). Its leaves contain many alkaloids including boldine, as well as polyphenols and an essential oil, all are responsible of therapeutic properties attributed to boldo. Essentially known in our pharmacies for its actions on the hepatobiliary disorders, boldo appears to have some therapeutic effects in areas distant from the gastrointestinal sphere. The main discovery is the potential use of boldo in diseases connected to oxidative stress. Several studies mention its antioxidant properties, but further studies are needed to permit a possible future therapeutic use. This thesis is an overview of current knowledge of boldo in botanical, pharmacological and pharmacognostic fields. To an officinal aim, are accurately identified therapeutic uses (in allopathy, homeopathy and herbal medicine) and the name of specialties containing boldo.
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Maria Rakotonanahary Maldonado. Peumus boldus M.‎ : de la botanique à la thérapeutique‎ : état des connaissances en 2012. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2012. ⟨dumas-00724069⟩



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