Boldo tea is made from the boldo tree (Peumus boldus), an evergreen shrub native to Chile that also grows in other Central and South American countries like Mexico and Argentina. It’s commonly found in mountainous regions and in these areas, it’s used as traditional medicine, especially to treat digestive issues, detox the liver, and boost weight loss. The tea is not consumed daily, having a bold, almost medicinal flavour and is only used when needed. Some people recommend diluting boldo tea with another type of herb called yerba mate (also available) to make it safer to consume daily. There are some contraindications to this however, large doses may affect the liver as well as interfere with anti-coagulant therapies such as warfarin.
A protective herb in its magickal usage. A hoodoo banishing solution is made by grinding Boldo leaves and combining it with chilli powder, sulphur powder and asafoetida. The mixture is then added to arrowroot powder and mixed, sprinkle it on any area of entry into your house or workplace such as windows, doors or any place (or create a mojo/spell bag) that you sense may be vulnerable to entry for those you don’t wish to have stalk you!
Steep in hot water and add to your cleansing and clearing baths to rid negative energies from your aura, or add to your mop bucket water and use as a protective/ cleansing wash to rid and protect from negative energies. Use in hex-breaking, curse or negative energy removal rituals, spell jars, charms or incenses.
As an incense, it is used for calming, spiritual cleansing and harmony, when burned, it smells of slightly minty. The incense creates an atmosphere of peace and harmony and is great for the body and mind. It has a relaxing effect that promotes sleep and strengthens the nerves.
Magick: Protection, Spiritual Cleansing, Clears Negativity, Commanding, Compelling, Hex Breaking, Repels evil spirits, bad customers and unruly people.
Deities: Crone Goddesses such as Morrigan, Hecate, Hel
Defence deities such as Mars, Ares
Folk Names: Boldea fragrans, Boldine, Boldoak, Boldea, Boldo Folium, Boldus Boldus, Peumus Fragrans
Comes in a sealed bag weighing approximately 14g (1/2 oz)