Medicinal benefits of buchu

The friend of prostates… but not only! 😄

What is buchu?

Buchu (agathosma betulina) is a shrub native to South Africa with a high content of essential oils.

Used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant, especially for the liver, it is rich in :

  • Camphor.
  • Diosphenol.
  • Alpha-pinene.
  • Borneol.
  • Limonene.
  • Potassium.
  • Ketones.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Tannins.
  • Magnesium.
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How to use it?

It is the buchu leaves that are interesting from a therapeutic point of view.

They are harvested during the flowering period, and sold in the form of :

  • Essential oil.
  • Dried powder.
  • Remedy ingredient.
  • Liquid extract.

Their properties combine well with those of lavender.


Round leaf buchu is not recommended in case of :

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Diuretic medication.
  • Cancer.

To avoid any interference with a medical treatment, it is advisable to obtain the agreement of a doctor.

Some people may be allergic.



This plant is particularly appreciated by the joints, the liver and the prostate.

Medicinal properties

Buchu has been traditionally used for its properties:

  • Diuretic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Tonic.
  • Hepatoprotective.
  • Digestive.
  • Calming.
  • Antioxidant.

For which diseases?

The buchus have shown encouraging results in cases of :

  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Articular pains.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Prostate problems.
  • Coughing.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Fever.
  • Asthma.
  • Digestive disorders.


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What are the benefits of buchu?

They are currently underestimated.

The buchu leaf is excellent for the liver and the prostate.

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