Angela James

What is Buchu?

• Buchu Leaf is also known by the names Bucco and Diosma. Native to South Africa, the word Buchu is from the Hottentot word for the plant, bookoo. • The principal constituents of Buchu leaves are volatile oil and mucilage.

• Buchu also contains diosphenol, which has known antiseptic properties,
and is considered by some to be the most important constituent of the herb.

• The plant is particularly adapted to dry conditions, and may be cultivated on sunny hillsides where other crops will not succeed.

• Buchu may be used in any infection of the genito-urinary system, such as cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis. Its healing and soothing properties indicate its use.