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Buchu (Barosma betulina)

Buchu herb (Barosma betulina)

Barosma betulina

Avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding unless under professional supervision. Some people prefer not to take Buchu on an empty stomach.

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Barosma betulina

Common name: Buchu

Family: Rutaceae

Part used: Leaf

Habitat: Native to lower altitudes of mountains in western South Africa, Bucbu is a large evergreen shrub rowing to 2m tall. The leaves have numerous oil glands and have a distinctive sweet aroma. Sadly wild plants are being over harvested and global recognition of the traditional uses of this plant grows. Cultivated Buchu is preferred to protect the sustainability of this plant.

Constituents: Essential oil and flavonoids

Actions: Mild diuretic, urinary antiseptic

Traditional and current uses:

• Urinary tract infections, cystitis, dysuria and urethritis

• Prevention of recurrent cystitis

• Acute prostatitis, chronic prostatitis

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