Buchu: Agathosma betulina (P. J. Bergius) Pillans
Why Buchu Leaves? A beautiful South African botanical, the buchu plant is highly sought after. Buchu is an important plant in the Khoi-San tradition (South African indigenous people) and still enjoys a great reputation as a general health tonic. Note that only cultivated Buchu should be used. This plant is becoming at-risk due to habitat degradation and overharvesting where the plant grows wild.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic buchu leaves are sustainably sourced from South Africa. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Buchu leaves are ideal in a wellness routine. However, because there is not adequate scientific substantive research as defined by the FDA, we are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications: Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have inflamed kidneys.
BUCHU INFUSION BLEND:
Buchu leaves Agathosma betulina: 1 ounce
Uva ursi leaves Arctostaphylos uva-ursi: 1 ounce
Juniper berries: Juniperus communis 1⁄2 ounce
Mix the herbs together. Use one tablespoon of the herbs to prepare one cup of infusion. Infuse the herbs in water, cover, cool, and strain. Store for no more than 24 hours in the refrigerator. Take four to six tablespoons three times a day.