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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.

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