Buchu Leaves

Buchu has a long history as a medicinal herb in the Cape region of South Africa and was used by the indigenous Khoisan for centuries who believed it to be an elixir of youth. It is part of the Cape floral region Kingdom and is a protected plant.

The Khoisan used to chew buchu leaves, but nowadays buchu is usually taken as a tea, and buchu teabags have been commercially available for some time. It’s well-known for it’s many antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, anti-arthritic, digestive, and reproductive system benefits.

Another way to enjoy the benefits of this herb is in buchu brandy or “boegoebrandewyn”, a well-known “boereraat” for centuries.

Buchu is the star of our exfoliating soap bar The Herbal One.

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