Scientific Name: Agathosma betulina

Other Names: Agathosma, Barosma betulina, Betuline, Bocco, Bookoo, Bucco, Diosma betulina, Oval Buchu, Short Buchu

Parts Used: Leaves

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic (Urinary), Aromatic, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic, Uterine Stimulant

Uses: Bladder Catarrh, Bladder Inflammation, Bloating, Cystitis, Digestive Complaints, Dysuria, Fluid Retention, Gas, Irritable Bladder, Kidney Stones, Leucorrhea, Nephritis, Prostatitis, Urethritis, Urinary Disorders, Urinary Tract Infections, Vaginal Yeast Infections

Contraindications: Do not use if you have kidney infection, kidney disease, or a liver disorder. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if taking blood thinners. Using buchu volatile oil can result in liver damage or kidney inflammation and dysfunction.