FARMING PRACTICE |
ESSENTIAL OILS |
COMMERCIAL USES |
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Still widely used in South Africa as a household
medicine: as a tea, a brandy tincture or as a vinegar. About 80% of Buchu essential oils are used in the food flavour industry to enhance
The oil is also used in the perfume industry and in aromatherapy where it is
considered to have an uplifting and
Medicinal Uses for
- Kidney infections
- Urinary tract infections and prostitis
- Healing wounds
- Buchu relieves bloating associated with P.M.S.
- Pulegone is a hepatotoxin and can be over stimulating to
the kidneys. It is therefore not advised for people with kidney disorders
and pregnant women.
- Diuretics deplete body stores of potassium. Increase intake of foods high in
potassium such as bananas and fresh vegetables.