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Buchu Leaves cut - 60 g - Herbal Collection

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Buchu Leaves cut - 60 g - Herbal Collection


    Buchu (Agathosma betulina) is a plant native to South Africa and has been traditionally used by indigenous people for various medicinal purposes. 

    Buchu tea is made from the leaves of the buchu plant and has several potential health benefits, properties, and traditional uses.


    1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Buchu tea contains bioflavonoids and other compounds with potential anti-inflammatory effects. These properties may help alleviate inflammation-related issues like joint pain, muscle aches, and arthritis.
    2. Diuretic properties: Buchu tea has been traditionally used as a natural diuretic, promoting the elimination of excess fluid from the body. This effect can be helpful in managing conditions like edema, high blood pressure, and kidney disorders.
    3. Antimicrobial properties: Buchu tea is believed to possess antimicrobial properties, potentially helping to prevent or treat various infections, including urinary tract infections (UTIs).
    4. Digestive health: Traditionally, buchu tea has been used to promote healthy digestion by alleviating gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
    5. Respiratory health: Buchu tea has been used to address respiratory issues like colds, coughs, and bronchitis. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties may help alleviate symptoms and support the immune system.
    6. Antioxidant properties: Buchu tea contains several antioxidant compounds, which can help protect the body from oxidative stress and support overall health.
    7. Potential weight loss aid: Due to its diuretic and digestive properties, buchu tea has been suggested as a potential weight loss aid. However, more research is needed to support this claim.



    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Buchu


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Buchu, Sweet Buchu , Short Buchu


    International Latin denomination


    Agathosma betulina (PJ Bergius) Pill. (= Barosma betulina (PJ Bergius) Bartl. and Wendl.), Agathosma crenulata (L.) Pill. (= Barosma crenulata (L.) Hook), Agathosma serratifolia (Curt.) Spreeth (= Barosma serratifolia Willd.).


    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Fragrant shrubs (because they are rich in essence) grown in the Cape region of South Africa, on red clay-sandy soils (rich in iron), pruned to obtain a bushy tuft like the tea plant
    • The blackcurrant smell is due to flavonoids
    • The essential oil is contained in schizolysigenic pockets


    History and tradition


    • Buchu is a traditional remedy of the Hottentots of Namibia
    • “Buchu Camphor” crystallizes at room temperature


    Parts used


    • Sheets


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil





    Plant properties


    • Diuretic & antiseptic in benign inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract
    • Antimicrobial, antifungal [1]
    • The essential oil diosphenol , excreted as a glucuronide derivative, is antibacterial
    • Anti -inflammatory and diuretic flavonoids
    • The pulegone is an emmenagogue
    • Balsamic and diaphoretic
    • The other Barosma would be inactive and constitute a falsification


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Cystitis, urethritis and inflammation of the bladder, prostatitis and prostate cancer [2]
    • Vaginal candidiasis (?)
    • Nephritis (?)


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action



    Usual formulations





    Possible side effects and precautions for use



    Bibliographic references


    1. Aller↑ Lis-Balchin M, Hart S, Simpson E. Buchu (Agathosma betulina and A. crenulata, Rutaceae) essential oils: their pharmacological action on guinea-pig ileum and antimicrobial activity on microorganisms. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2001 Apr;53(4):579-82. PMID 11341377
    2. Aller↑ Steenkamp V. Phytomedicines for the prostate. Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):545-52. PMID 12946716
    • Trinder-Smith, T. & Raimondo, D. 2016. Agathosma betulina (PJBergius) Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/12/11
    • Moolla A, Viljoen AM. 'Buchu' -Agathosma betulina and Agathosma crenulata (Rutaceae): a review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Oct 28;119(3):413-9. PMID 18725278
    • Wichtl Max, Anton Robert. Therapeutic plants: Tradition, officinal practice, science and therapy. Ed. Tec & Doc. Cachan. 1999. p. 70


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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