Buchu Leaf Powdered
Botanical Name: Barosma betulina
Common Names: Bucco, Agathosma betulina, Bookoo, Bucku, round buchu
If you had lived in Victorian England and had had a bit too much ale and whiskey at the local neighborhood pub the night before, you might have tried Buchu Leaf Powder to aid a hangover.
It's a good bet that Buchu Leaf Powder, also called Barsoma betulina, has been historically used for bladder complaints for centuries among the Zulus and other indigenous peoples of present-day South Africa.
The cut Barosama betulina leaves can be brewed in tea and drunk. The Buchu plant itself is a small flowering shrub, not an "herb" in the technical sense. Nonetheless, as a botanical, Barosma betulina is often categorized with dried herbs and flowers, ground roots, essential oils and seeds used for therapeutic purposes.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Contraindicated in kidney inflammation.