Buchu Agathosma betulina

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Agathosma betulina
Common Names
Botanical Name
Agathosma betulina
Syn. Barosma betulina

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Buchu

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How to Use: Buchu

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The leaves of the buchu are an effective diuretic, are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. These medicinal properties make buchu effective in the treatment of bladder and urinary tract infections (UTI),and kidney infections, and buchu is also often used to treat prostate infections. Buchu's healing and soothing properties indicate its use in combination with other relevant remedies for many conditions affecting the urinary tract. Buchu is often combined with couchgrass, corn silk, cranberry, cleavers, dandelion, goldenrod, parsley, and uva ursi. 2Over-the counter premenstrual diuretics such as Fluidex or Odrinil contain buchu as the active ingredient. 3

Preparation Methods & Dosage :

Buchu Remedies

  • Buchu tea
    Teas and tinctures. Often combined with other diuretic herbs such as couchgrass, corn silk, cleavers, and dandelion.
  • Couch Grass Tea

See Also :Rooibos *

Buchu Side Effects: Not for use for those with kidney disease. As with any diuretic, use tends to reduce the body's potassium levels.

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal" (1931)
  2. Hoffmann, David (2010-12-15). Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine (p. 524). Healing Arts Press.
  3. Duke,James, Ph.D. (2000). "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook"