What is a Buchu?
Buchu is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine.
Buchu is used to disinfect the urinary tract during infections of the bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis), prostate (prostatitis), or kidney (pyelonephritis). It is also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases.
In manufacturing, the oil from buchu is used to give a fruit flavor (often black currant) to foods.
Where Can I Find Buchu In South Africa?
the Cape Province
An endemic South African shrub, buchu grows in the mountains of the Cape Province. The indigenous peoples there use buchu as a medicinal plant and an insect repellent.
Where is buchu grown in South Africa?
the Western Cape
Buchu, a plant traditionally used by local people for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, grows in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape. The article is based primarily on a case study of Elandskloof Farm, whose poor residents communally own a mountain area where buchu grows.
How many times a day can I drink buchu water?
When used properly, buchu is a safe and effective herbal remedy with a long history of use. Drinking up to 3 cups of buchu tea per day can maximize health benefits.
However, as with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using buchu.