- Buchu has an excellent reputation of being a general health tonic and medicine.
- Buchu is taken to enhance kidney function, it is a good digestive, an appetite energizer, and it is useful for hangovers.
Historical use :
- Buchu is also great for healthier kidneys and bladder.
Buchu has long been known at the Cape as an energy tonic and remedy for stomachic troubles, where it is infused in Brandy and known as Buchu Brandy.
Its use was learnt from the Hottentots.
Buchu leaf preparations have a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine as a urinary tract disinfectant and diuretic. Buchu was 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. It was introduced into official medicine in Great Britain in 1821 as a remedy for cystitis urethritis, nephritis and catarrh of the bladder.
Modern use :
Buchu preparations are now used as a diuretic and for a wide range of conditions including stomach aches, rheumatism, bladder and kidney infections and coughs and colds.
Traditional recommendations for the herb include the use of 1-2 grams of the dried leaf taken three times daily in a tea.
Success story :
`The Buchu is wonderfully stimulating.'
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