Pure Indigenous Cape Buchu Essential Oil 10ml
- Agathosma Betulina
Common Indigenous Names
- Boegoe (Afrikaans)R
- Round-leaved Buchu (English)
- Buchu (Khoi)
- iBuchu (Xhosa)
This indigenous shrub grows in fynbos habitats near streams on the lower slopes of the Western Cape mountains. It has rounded green leaves, a distinctly reddish stem and beautiful white star- shaped flowers.
It is one of the most popular remedies and has traditionally been used in a brandy tincture called ‘Boegoe-brandewyn’ for stomach ailments. It is commonly used for kidney and urinary tract discomfort, for symptomatic relief from gout and rheumatism and as an external application to wounds and bruises. In popular folklore it is known as an Elixir of youth – a general tonic for physical well being.
Quirky Indigenous Uses
- Elixir of youth
Harvested on farms that have Organic Certification from German certifying bodies – CERES & BCS-Oko Guarantee.