Organic Buchu Leaf

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Dried organic buchu leaves, derived from the Barosma betulina plant native to South Africa, have been used traditionally for various medicinal purposes such as inflammation within the body . . . read more

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Dried organic buchu leaves, derived from the Barosma betulina plant native to South Africa, have been used traditionally for various medicinal purposes. Here are some common uses of dried buchu leaves:

  1. Urinary Tract Health:

    • Diuretic Properties: Buchu leaves are known for their diuretic properties, meaning they increase urine production. They have been traditionally used to support urinary tract health, helping to flush out toxins and potentially alleviate symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as painful urination or frequent urination.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Benefits:

    • Relief from Inflammation: Buchu leaves contain compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in the body. They are often used to alleviate discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis, gout, or muscle pain.
  3. Digestive Support:

    • Digestive Aid: Buchu leaves are believed to have digestive properties, aiding digestion and promoting gastrointestinal health. They may help soothe digestive discomforts such as bloating, gas, or indigestion.
  4. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Effects:

    • Antimicrobial Activity: Buchu leaves contain compounds with antimicrobial properties, which may help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. They have been traditionally used to support immune function and combat infections.
    • Antioxidant Benefits: Buchu leaves are rich in antioxidants, which help neutralise free radicals and protect cells from oxidative damage. Regular consumption of buchu tea or extracts may contribute to overall health and well-being.
  5. Anti-rheumatic Uses:

    • Joint Health: Buchu leaves are sometimes used to support joint health and alleviate symptoms of rheumatic conditions. They may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with arthritis or other joint disorders.
  6. Aromatic and Culinary Uses:

    • Aromatic Herb: Buchu leaves have a strong, aromatic fragrance reminiscent of peppermint and blackcurrant. They are sometimes used as a flavouring agent in culinary dishes, herbal teas, or liqueurs.
    • Herbal Tea: Dried buchu leaves can be brewed into a herbal tea, which is enjoyed for its refreshing flavor and potential health benefits. Buchu tea may be consumed hot or cold and is often combined with other herbs for added flavour complexity.
  7. Topical Applications:

    • Skin Care: Buchu leaves may be used topically in the form of poultices, compresses, or infused oils to soothe skin irritations, rashes, or insect bites. They have mild antiseptic properties and can help promote skin healing.
  8. Respiratory Support:

    • Cough Relief: Buchu leaves are sometimes used to alleviate coughs and respiratory congestion. They may help loosen mucus and facilitate its expulsion, providing relief from respiratory discomfort.

Place of Origin

South Africa - Organic

Botanical Name

Barosma betulina


Leaf cut


100% Buchu.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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