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Please note: The descriptions below are from the Traditional Chinese, African, and or "Folk Medicine" use of  herbs provided for information and not intended to replace advice from a medical doctor or to replace any drugs that are FDA approved.

   African Buchu Leaf - Fresh Extract
A single herb for urinary tract infections, prostatitis, urethritis, cystitis, catarrhal conditions, inflammation in the kidneys and bladder, inflammation of the colon, prostate, sinuses, gums and vagina. Relieves vaginal discharge, stimulates mucous membranes of digestive tract and lungs improving digestion and helps stop coughs.
 Wow what a list! We all need this in our medicine cabinets.

Finally after over 12 years, Plant Cures has secured a source for fresh whole organically grown African Buchu leaves! This had once been an important part of our Kidney Klenze formula and finally is again!

The mostly useless irradiated dried powder shipped from
Africa
 has always been available. (Which we would never use) However the tincture made from the fresh leaves is at least 20 times more effective and will last for many years

The reason we could not get the fresh leaves, believe it or not, was because of the horse racing industry! They had somehow put a “ban” on the fresh leaves entering into this country! (Due to the fact that if a horse was fed the leaves before a race it could evacuate all it's urine giving the horse an advantage in a race) How stupid is that!  Why not just feed it to all of the horses for a faster more exciting race? It's like saying you can't burn preimium fule in your race car! 


But anyway........
The plant's name, Buchu, is derived from the South African Hottentot word for the plant, bookoo, meaning "dusting powder," In traditional African medicine, Buchu was used as a powder to deter insects. The Hottentots also use the leaves, with their rue-like fragrance, to perfume their bodies.

One of its commercial uses is to enhance the aroma of the liqueur, Cassis, and to flavor wines and brandies.  

However, the medicinal uses are legion.......

 Medicinally, the South African Hottentots used the dried leaves for various urinary, kidney, and prostate disorders. . 


Buchu is well known for its beneficial stimulating and soothing effects on the urinary tract system of both men and women. One of  the many active ingredients, diosphenol (or barosma camphor), is known to be a potent antiseptic and diuretic. The herb has been especially helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, including prostatitis, urethritis and cystitis. The herb helps to alleviate catarrhal conditions and inflammation in the kidneys and bladder.


Buchu is one of the best single herbs for the prostate gland!


It is now known to reduce swelling of the prostate, soothe the lining membrane of the urethra and alleviate painful urination. It has been proven to help control bladder and kidney problems and the incontinence that is associated with prostate problems. Although called a "specific" for bladder infections,

Buchu is renowned for lessening the inflammation of the colon, prostate, sinuses, gums and vagina and is known to relieve vaginal discharge.


As a diuretic, Buchu stimulates and cleanses the urinary system and in turn is an excellent remedy for urine stoppage. The herb also helps to correct fluid retention and promotes the elimination of excess water weight.

Warning: As wonderful as Buchu Leaf is for the urinary system it is contra indicated if you are pregnant or nursing. Please see Kidney Klenze XB

Buchu also increases perspiration, an excellent means of cleansing toxins from the body through the skin. As it does this it also leaves a natural deodorant in the perspiration!  


Buchu's has the ability to promote the elimination of mucus and uric acid from the kidneys. The effect is due in part to the volatile oils, limonene and diosphenol (a phenolic ketone), As a result it can be helpful in gout and rheumatism.


It has also been recommended for gravel and stones in the kidneys and bladder and can be a good adjunct to our  "Stone Free K" 


Buchu soothes and stimulates mucous membranes. so the herb naturally  supports the digestive tract  improving  digestive disorders.

Buchu also soothes the mucous membranes of the respiratory system and is beneficial for treating coughs. 

Some recent studies have indicated that Buchu contains a substance that blocks ultraviolet light and may have applications when used topically in skin preparations.

In short, Buchu Leaf is a urinary tract disinfectant and diuretic with many uses: 


  It flushes bacteria out of the urinary tract


   It aids in the elimination of excess fluid, uric acid and toxins


   It treats urinary tract infections and inflammation


   It lessens inflammation of the colon, gums, mucous membranes, prostate, sinuses, and vagina 


   It helps control bladder and kidney problems, diabetes, and digestive disorders 


   It is used to treat enlargement of the prostate and burning urine


   It aids in preventing and treating gravel and stones in the kidneys and bladder


Some of the known constituents included in Buchu are rutin, mucilage, barosma-camphor, volatile oils (including limonene and diosphenol), menthone, quercetin, quercetrin, hesperidin, alpha-pinene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3 and vitamin C. And (As usual) perhaps thousands of other unknown constituents.



4oz Fresh Buchu Extract $34.95
16oz Fresh Buchu Leaf Extract $99.80 You Save $40.00!