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Buchu Oil Health Benefits

Despite being toxic in nature, the Essential Oil of Buchu acts as an overall health tonic by providing protection from infections and regularizing the rate of metabolism.

 

Buchu Essential Oil promotes the removal of unwanted substances, such as toxins like uric acid, excess salts, excess water, and fat by increasing urination, both in frequency and quantity.

 

This also helps to keep the urinary tracts and kidneys clean and free from infection.

 

This essential oil can be used to treat cystitis, excess cellulite, and bladder ailments. It is an efficient detoxifier as well. There are even reports of this oil being capable of blocking ultraviolet rays of the sun.

 

Historically, buchu has been used to treat inflammation, and kidney and urinary tract infections; as a diuretic and as a stomach tonic.

 

Other uses include carminative action and treatment of cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, and gout.

 

It also has been used for leucorrhoea and yeast infections. Buchu decreases inflammation of the colon, gums, and mucous membranes and is specifically used to treat bladder infections.

 

Buchu’s healing and soothing properties indicate its use in combination with other relevant remedies for many conditions affecting the urinary tract.

 

Buchu was also used to treat gout. The urinary tract antiseptic actions of buchu are thought to be due to the volatile oils it contains.

 

The primary volatile oil component thought to have antibacterial action is monoterpene disophenol.

 

Traditional recommendations for the herb, Buchu, it is recommended to include the use of one to two grams of the dried leaf taken three times daily in capsules or in a tea.

 

When taking buchu, you should increase your consumption of foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, various dark green vegetables, whole grains and fish.

 

Buchu can cause stomach and kidney irritation, and can be an abortive. It also can induce increased menstrual flow. Buchu is not recommended during pregnancy.

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