Agathosma betulina – Essential Oil

R330.00

Pure essential oil, indigenous to South Africa. Steam distilled. Organically grown, locally sourced.

Botanical name: Agathosma betulina
Common names: round-leaf buchu, round-leaved buchu, mountain buchu, buchu (English); buchu (Khoi); ibuchu (Xhosa); ibuchu (Zulu); boegoe, buchu, bergboegoe, rondblaarboegoe (Afrikaans)

Amber glass bottle with recyclable plastic cap and dropper.

10ml

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Description

Creating with Essential Oils

Essential oils are also known as volatile oils. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plants by steam distillation, resulting in a very concentrated herbal preparation. Essential oils are not safe to ingest but can be safely used in diffusers or topical first-aid and for cosmetic preparations like creams, shampoos, massage oils, and wound balms. As a guide use 1-4 drops in an essential oil burner, and 1 drop in 5mls carrier oil or a 1% concentration in topical preparations. Keep safely out of reach of children and animals.

Plant Summary

Endemic to the Western Cape, Buchu was traditionally cherished by the Khoi & San to anoint the body, heal wounds, and remedy digestive upsets. Topically as an essential oil, buchu may be useful in helping to heal wounds, dermatitis, bruises, strains and trauma due to new her soothing and cleansing qualities.

Buchu is also useful as insect repellent, keeping away flies, mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, lice and parasites.

Safety: Agathosma betulina is the preferred variety, but it is still advised to avoid the use of buchu preparations during pregnancy and lactation.

Endemic to the Western Cape, Buchu was traditionally cherished by the Khoi & San to anoint the body, heal wounds, and remedy digestive upsets. Buchu’s soothing and cleansing qualities may also help to resolve bruises, rheumatism, and cystitis.

Buchu is rich in essential oils and makes a fabulously refreshing tea with a minty-fruity, slightly bitter flavour. Try straight, or with a little honey and/or lemon to taste. Buchu blends beautifully with other Cape herbs and is delicious as an iced tea.

Infusion: 1-4 tsp of buchu leaf per cup. Steep covered for 10  mins. Strain. Enjoy. Can reuse leaves 2-3 times.

Safety: Agathosma betulina is the preferred variety, but it is still advised to avoid the use of buchu preparations during pregnancy and lactation.

Safety: caution during pregnancy, caution in long-term use, caution with high doses
First-aid uses: backache, bruising, colds & 'flu, colic, cystitis, eczema, fever, flatulence, gout, headache, indigestion, nausea, poor appetite, ringworm, stomach ache, strains & sprains, wounds
Plant parts used: leaves
Herbal preparations: balm, bath, capsules, compress, cordial, cream, dried, embrocation, essential oil, extract, fresh, gel, glycerite, infusion - aqueous, infusion - vegetable oil, infusion - vinegar, maceration, ointment, plaster, poultice, powder, salve, smudge, soap, spray, syrup, tincture, wash

Disclaimer

Our range of indigenous, organically-grown essential oils are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils.

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10 ml

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