Buchu (Barosma betulina)
Definition: Used for chronic kidney and bladder inflammations, buchu, a natural astringent, helps to alleviate high acid urine and is also good for healing the prostate gland.
Applications: Bladder infections, diabetes, kidney disease, prostate disorders and water retention.
Scientific Updates: It is the volatile oil content of buchu which enables it to stimulate urination while acting as a urinary antiseptic. Buchu acts to eliminate mucus, acid urine and irritation, and is given to combat many forms of inflammation and infection, including cystitis, pyelitis, ureteritis and prostatitis.23 . . . Diasophenol, which has antiseptic properties is considered by some to be the most important constituent of buchu.
Complementary agents: Uva ursi, parsley, cornsilk, cranberry, juniper berry, alfalfa, marshmallow, bee pollen, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, vitamin A, zinc and mineral and electrolyte supplements.