Organic / Undiluted / 100% pure
CRENULATA AND BETULINA:
- A medium to strong anti-inflammatory
- Add to hot water as a "tea" for pain control, urinary tract infections
- Diuretic and antiseptic
Buchu contains naturally occurring antioxidants and bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, Rutin, Hesperidin, Diosimin, Diosphenol and Vitamins A, B and E.
Our organic certified Buchu (Betulina and Crenulata) is grown on our farm in the Western Cape of South Africa. Buchu has a long history as a medicinal herb in the Cape and was used by the indigenous Khoisan for centuries who believed it to be an elixir of youth. It is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is a protected plant.
Buchu was first exported to Britain in the eighteenth century. In Europe it was called “nobles’ tea” because only the wealthy could afford it. There were eight bales of buchu on board the Titanic.
In the late 1990s Michael Stander and Prof Patrick Bouic (Head of Immunology at Tygerberg Hospital) to prove the power and benefits of buchu – under the auspices of Synexa Life Sciences. The first human clinical trial was conducted in 2002 at the Sports Science Institute with Prof Tim Noakes.
Organic Certification by KIWA BCS Germany (ZA-BIO-141)