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Buchu Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Agathosma Betulina, Barosma Betulina
Homeopathic Name
Barosma Crenata   -   Mother Tincture

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Buchu Cures

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Action of Buchu

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Buchu

High doses may cause Irritation of Stomach, Nausea, Vomiting and Liver Damage.
Do not boil Buchu leaves.
Avoid use during pregnancy and breast feeding.
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Buchu is a shrub.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best used for Urinary Tract Infection.


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Materia Medica for Buchu

Buchu General

Buchu is a member of Rutaceae family. It is mainly grown in Southern Africa and South America
Buchu is a good herbal treatment for Urinary problems. It is a natural diuretic. Buchu helps the kidneys to eliminate toxins from the body. Buchu leaves are helpful in removing Kidney and Bladder stones. It is good for Urinary Infections. Buchu helps in reducing the inflammation and swelling of the Urethra, Urinary Bladder and the Prostrate. It helps in cleaning the Urinary system. It gives relief in painful Urination.
Buchu promotes Kidney and Bladder health and helps in Genital Infections.
Buchu helps in Digestive Disorders. It enhances the production of Digestive juices which eases the Digestion. Buchu prevents the growth of bacteria in the Stomach and the Intestines. It gives relief from Stomach Aches
Buchu makes a good ointment for Skin Problems. A decoction made of Buchu is used in cleaning wounds. Buchu acts as an antiseptic, there by reduces the chances of infections like septic and tetanus.
Buchu offers Natural Pain relief. It helps in severe Backaches.
Buchu cures Upper Respiratory Tract Problems. It helps in Chronic Bronchitis. It softens the mucous membranes and reduces the inflammation in airways. To cure Sinusitis, take Buchu to reduce inflammation in the Nasal Passage.
Buchu is a good herbal treatment for Arthritis and Rheumatism. In case of Joint or Muscle injury it decreases the pain.
Buchu acts as a Lady's Specialist. It helps in Premenstrual Syndrome. Buchu relieves the bloating associated with Premenstrual Syndrome
Buchu acts as an herbal antibiotic treatment for Cough, Cold and Flu.
Keywords : Urinary Problems, Digestive Disorders, Skin Problems , Upper Respiratory Tract Problems and Arthritis.
Single Herb

Take One tablespoon dried Buchu leaves.
Steep these leaves in One cup of water for half an hour.
Take 3-4 tablespoons thrice a day.

Buchu for Wounds

Externally, a decoction of dried Buchu leaves can be used as a wash for wounds, sores, and ulcers.

Buchu for Atherosclerosis

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Buchu. Have it two times a day.

Buchu for Pyelonephritis

Take one tablespoon of dried leaves of Buchu. Prepare a decoction, Have 1/4th glass once a day
Steep 1 teaspoon of dried Buchu leaves in one cup of hot water for 30 minutes. Take 3 tablespoons thrice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Urinary Incontinence 1

Urinary Incontinence may be treated by administering a combo of Cleavers, Buchu and Bearberry.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 10

Add 5 g Buchu root powder in a cup of Cranberry juice. Drink it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 12

Add 2 teaspoons Couchgrass, Buchu and Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) in a cup of water.
Slowly bring to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Take 2-3 times a day.
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15 Feb 2017
looking for herb that is good for diabetes, is buchu tea good for diabetes
17 Feb 2017
Yes,Buchu is an effective herb to cure Diabetes. However, Gudmar and Berberis Vulgaris.
You may try anyone out of two. Keep a check on your sugar levels. Read about the disease Diabetes in the disease section of this website.
Conroy Martin ( USA florida )
09 Jan 2018
to prevent from getting the flu how much spoonful of Buchu leaf should I take 1or 2 spoonful please me know..

thank you....
12 Jan 2018
To prevent Flu, take Immunity boosting herb like Echinacea and Golden Seal. Also take Honeysuckle tea, one cup daily for a week during the Flu season. Ginger tea and Garlic also helps.
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