Buchu is found in the southwest region of Cape Colony in South
Africa where it was discovered being used by the indigenous people.
The Hottentot people used it as a stimulant-tonic and stomach remedy
because it soothed. Buchu is an excellent plant to use in the
treatment of chronic kidney inflammations from high acidity of the
urine and mucus formation. Treatment in such conditions will result in
increased frequency of urination, thus a cleaner system. In the pelvic
area, when combined with Squaw Vine and
Unicorn, Buchu helps alleviate lower back and loin pains by soothing
the pelvic nerve. Buchu finds it primary application in urinary
disorders and is considered one of the best herbs for the urinary
organs and is especially soothing when there is pain while urinating.
It is also one of the best herbs for the male prostate gland. Buchu
absorbs excessive uric acid, thus reducing bladder irritations. Buchu
increases the quantity of urine fluids and fecal solids and at the
same time it acts as a tonic, astringent and disinfectant to the
mucous membranes. Buchu may find use in treating the first stages of
diabetes. Combined with Uva Ursi, Buchu has been used for treatment of
water retention and urinary tract infections.
Buchu is also known as:
- Barosma betulina,