Buchu, Agathosma betulina but previously known as Barosma betulina, is a medicinal plant belonging to the Rutaceae family native to South Africa. The remedy has an antiseptic action on the urinary tract, it is diuretic and disinfectant with similar properties to those of bearberry. You can use buchu in case of recurrent infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis and urethritis, problems related to prostate but also water retention. For what concerns how to take it you can find buchu in the form of an herbal tea or mother tincture, avoid it during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in small children. Let’s see the main applications.
Bring to boil a cup of water, as soon as it reaches the boiling remove from the heat and add a teaspoon of leaves of dried buchu. Leave to brew for ten minutes then filter and drink up to two cups a day.
You can take 40 drops of mother tincture of buchu three times a day in a glass of water and without food.