The leaves of this small
South African shrub are often used to increase the production of urine. It is also used to
treat urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Buchu has a mint like smell and taste.
How It May Benefit
bloating caused by
premenstrual syndrome, genital and urinary tract disorders.
urinary tract infections
and other disorders of the urinary tract
high blood pressure -
always stay on conventional medicine as well.
reduces inflammation of
the colon, gums, sinuses and vagina
Stomach upset or diarrhoea.
Because of the diuretic effect of buchu, be sure to consume potassium rich foods while
taking this herb such as bananas and fresh vegetables.
Speak with your doctor if
you are pregnant, before taking buchu or any other diuretic.
Avoid Buchu if you
have a history of kidney disease.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
You can obtain Buchu dried
and as a tincture.