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Buchu Tincture - Vegetable Glycerine - 50 ml

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Buchu Tincture - Vegetable Glycerine - 50 ml

Agathoma betula herba ( Buchu ) Glycerite


May help with

  • Diuretic
  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • Cystitis
  • urethritis
  • bladder inflammation - prostatis


Buchu Leaves Herbal Collection | Arthritis | Cystitis | Gout | Prostatitis | Rheumatism | Water Retention

Buchu leaf preparations have a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine as a urinary tract disinfectant and diuretic. 

Buchu is used by herbalists to help with urinary tract infections and inflammation, as well as inflammation of the prostate. In Europe, it was also used to help treat gout



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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