Buchu is a small flowering plant native to South Africa where it grows in the Cape Region. The leaves of this plant contain essential oils.
These leaves are collected while the plants are blooming. The scent of these leaves is strong, mint, and camphor-like. Since ancient times Buchu has been used as an aromatic and medicinal plant. Buchu leaves are considered to be a detoxifying agent that helps the body naturally remove excess water.
Botanical name: Agathosma betulina
Blends with: cedarwood, ginger, lavender, lemon, etc.
Extraction method: The steam distillation method
Constituents: menthone, limonene, isomenthone, and pulegone
- It is used for the management of diseases ranging from diabetes to nervousness.
- It is used to treat inflammation, and kidney and urinary tract infections.
- It is also used to treat wounds.
- Treats cold, cough, and flu.