Origin and history
Originally from South Africa, the buchu would have antiseptic and diuretic properties. The aborigines used it, among other things, to treat urinary tract infections, rheumatism, gout and digestive disorders.
It has also been used to repel insects, but also to scent the body, for centuries.
Imported into England, Buchu was used in the manufacture of eaux-de-vie (brandy) and certain wines, for its particular aroma reminiscent of Mint.
Buchu essential oil is rare, it is very interesting in cases of asthmatic bronchitis thanks to its mucolytic and anticatarrhal properties. Diuretic and slightly anti-inflammatory, it is also used in cases of disorders of the urinary sphere.
Appearance: Clear mobile liquid
Color: Pale yellow to dark yellow, even brown
Distilled parts: Flowering tops
Country of origin: South Africa
Density: 0.91 to 0.95
LIMONENE, ISOMENTHONE, MENTHONE, DIOSPHENOL
At low dose:
At higher doses:
Anti-catarrhal and mucolytic
Urinary insufficiency, renal lithiasis
To ward off insects
Be careful, its high ketone content requires it to be used with caution.*
In case of bronchial catarrh, diluted in an HV, in massage of the thorax and the upper back.
Pleasant to diffuse, Buchu essential oil is also known to ward off insects.
Associated with the HE of khella, it will help relieve asthmatic bronchitis.
Energetic values and synergies
Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.
- Neurotoxic and abortive
- Not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding, babies and children under 12 years old.
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Organic Buchu Essential oil here.