Buchu

Illustration of BuchuAgathosma betulina

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Bitter, pungent, warm, dry.

Actions: Diuretic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, laxative

Indications:

Urinary tract infection (specifically acidic urine) including:
▪ Cystitis
▪ Urethritis
▪ Prostatitis

Buchu was first discovered by the indigenous people of South Africa and was used by them for centuries. It is highly regarded for its therapeutic properties and was brought to the western world by early Dutch settlers and has since made its way into the pharmaceutical industry [1]. This aromatic plant possesses antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, diaphoretic and antioxidant properties and is used for an array of health conditions [1][2]. It’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties reduce UTI inflammation and aid in the treatment of urethra and prostate inflammation [2]. It has also been known to treat stomach aches, rheumatism, coughs and colds [1].

Buchu is used in our Buchu Tea