PART USED: Leaf
PROPERTIES: Antilithic, Astringent, Stimulant, Diuretic, Tonic (urinary), Emmenagogue
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Urinary, Prostate, Cardiovascular
POSSIBLE USES: acne, kidney and bladder issues, cystitis, candida
INGREDIENT IN: AC, KB
Buchu’s main medicinal value is in the treatment of urinary and prostate disorders. It is said to absorb excessive uric acid, reducing pain and bladder irritation and that horrible burning and scalding sensation. Buchu is a diuretic that also acts as an astringent and disinfectant to the mucous membranes of the urinary tract. Buchu tea may be used as a douche to relieve the itching and burning of a candida problem until it can be done away with.
Although a wonderful herb for the kidneys and bladder, Buchu is listed as a mild uterine stimulant. Perhaps, in most cases, it should be avoided during pregnancy.