Agathosma betulina – Tea


Loose leaf tea, indigenous to South Africa. Organically grown, locally sourced from ethical farmers committed to sustainable cultivation.

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

Botanical name: Agathosma betulina

Previously known as: Barosma betulina

Eco-friendly, biodegradable, compostable packaging – inner corn-starch packet, outer kraft paper bag with tin tie, paper label with natural adhesive.

50g / 100g



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Dried Herb Summary

Plant Summary

Agathosma betulina, also known as round-leaf buchu, is an aromatic shrub native to South Africa. Traditionally used medicinally by indigenous peoples, buchu has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Buchu leaves are rich in essential oils and make a fabulously refreshing tea with a minty-fruity, slightly bitter flavour. The leaves can be made into teas, tinctures, oils, and other preparations to treat digestive and urinary complaints. Buchu is also used as a natural flavoring agent. This hardy plant likes well-drained acidic soil and can be grown from seeds or cuttings. Pruning encourages new growth. Harvest leaves when flowering for optimal medicinal benefits.

Creating a Herbal Infusion

Herbal teas are also known as infusions or tisanes. A herbal infusion is made by pouring boiling water over the herb material and allowing it to steep for a few minutes before straining. The amount of herb used depends on your taste preference and the purpose of the tea. A rough guide is 1-4 teaspoons per cup. Generally, use less if very bitter tasting and use more if intended as a fist-aid remedy. Herb material can often be reused 2-3 times before discarding it into the compost or garden. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey can be added to taste. Chill and add ice for a refreshing iced-tea. Explore different herbal combinations and create your own blends.


Our range of indigenous, organically-grown herbal teas 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 herbs.

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50g, 100g


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