Buchu


  • An aromatic South African bush tea with notes of peppermint, rosemary and citrus.
  • Caffeine Free | Anti-inflammatory | Diuretic
  • Steep at 212 oF for 5 - 7 Minutes

History of Buchu

Originally discovered by the Khoi-San people of southern Africa, buchu grows as shrubs with leathery leaves that have oil-glandular dots on the underside After being introduced to the Dutch, the use of Buchu rapidly spread around the world — evidence of its fame can be found in the cargo manifest of the Titanic, which was carrying 13 bales of Buchu when she went down.

Medicinal Benefits of Buchu

Buchu is used by herbalists to treat urinary tract infections and inflammation, as well as inflammation of the prostate. In Europe, it was also used to treat gout. The original use of buchu by the native peoples of southern Africa is unclear because buchu is a general term for aromatic plants. It appears to have been applied topically, possibly as an insect repellant, and also used internally for stomach problems, rheumatism and bladder problems. Read More

Buchu is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken during pregnancy. There have been reports linking buchu to miscarriages.

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