Buchu Leaf Powder
Botanical Name - Barosma betulina
Other Names - Agathosma betulina, Barosma crenata, Bookoo, Buchu, Buku, Short Buchu.
Origin - Africa
Buchu oil is widely used in the perfume industry, as well as a component in artificial fruit flavors, alcoholic beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, condiments and relishes. The original usage of buchu by the natives of South Africa is somewhat unclear, as the word buchu is a general term in South Africa for aromatic plant. The leaves have an incredibly pungent aroma that is similar to peppermint that increases as the leaves are dried. Some have theorized that it may have been applied topically as an insect repellant.
Buchu preparations are still widely used by the South African Hottentots tribe, and is commonly known there as Bookoo or Buku. In Western herbalism, Buchu is an invaluable herbal agent often used in teas and tinctures and combined with couchgrass, corn silk, cranberry, cleavers, dandelion, goldenrod, parsley, and/or uva ursi.
Packaging - We package all of our herbal, fruit powders and spices in a heat sealed mylar bag which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria. The bag can be resealed with any household iron or curling iron.
Precautions - If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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