Buchu (Agathosma Betulina)

Buchu (Agathosma Betulina)

Buchu Tea is made from a flowering medicinal plant called Agathosma Betulina, native to the western parts of South Africa.

Buchu Tea Benefits:

  • Treats digestive problems
  • Treats kidney infections
  • Treats urinary tract infections
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Treats gout, arthritis and rheumatism
  • Good source of vitamins A, B, C and E
  • Flushes out harmful toxins from the body
  • Helps with stomach cramps and period pains
  • Relieves stomach ailments, nausea, diarrhoea and flatulence

This local indigenous herbal plant was used by the original inhabitants of the Cape of Good Hope centuries ago. In the later years various herbalists used Buchu Leaf to treat urinary tract and prostate inflammation.

The King’s 1898 Dispensatory described Buchu Leaf as an aromatic stimulant and tonic.
Buchu Leaf is caffeine free with a strong but pleasant aroma and taste, with the smell and taste of Buchu described as spicy, resembling black currant, but also reminiscent of a mixture between rosemary and peppermint


Traditionally used to help support inflammation, bladder irritations and infections, stomach disorders and more.

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Thank u very much with the Explanation of Buchu

Pam Tukula

Buchu (agathosma betulina, Barosma betulina)

Folk names: Bookoo, Bucoo, Buku, Oval Buchu, Short Buchu

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Powers: Psychic powers, prophetic dreams

Magical uses: An infusion of buchu, drunk, enables one to foretell the future.

Frankincense mixed with buchu is burned directly before retiring to produce prophetic dreams. Only a small amount should be burned, and this must be in the bedroom.

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)

Sans

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