An Introduction to Buchu

Buchu blog

Today we’re going to be looking at an herb with a fun name, Buchu.  It’s a shrub that is primarily found in South America and Africa.  Most Buchu found in the US was imported through Cape Town, South Africa.  It’s not found in many other regions, and is a great crop for that part of the world.

Possessing a unique and pleasant odor, you’ll find Buchu used as a perfume in South Africa.  It also has a long history of use amongst the native people in that region.

Most widely used for its diuretic properties, Buchu is often used by herbalists for urinary tract infections. The leaves are traditionally used in herbal preparations. It’s also used as a flavoring agent in some beverages.

You’ll find herbalists using Buchu for things such as:

*Decreasing inflammation
*Flushing the bladder and kidneys
*Stomach discomfort
*Swelling of the joints
*PMS
*Kidney & Bladder Stones

NR Glow

We use it in NR Glow alongside Echinacea Angustifolia Herb, Oregon Grape Root, Astragalus, Pau d’Arco, Red Root, Red Clover, Peppermint Leaf, Licorice Root,Thyme Leaf, Ginger Root and Capsicum

“This has been great for my toddler son’s eczema and sensitive skin.  The taste is great too!”

Ashlee

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