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BUCHU, Barosma betulina
Parts used: Leaves
Constituents: Volatile oil, Flavonoids; rutin, quercitin, B vitamins, tannin and mucilage
Actions Indications
Diuretic High blood pressure and congenital heart failure
Urinary antiseptic Buchu is described as one of the best remedies for the urinary organs, painful urinating, dysuria, bladder/urinary infection, prostatitis, dropsy, leucorrhoea. For cystitis combine with Bearberry, Yarrow or Couch grass, for dysuria with Corn Silk or Marshmallow
Anodyne Premenstrual Syndrome, relieves the bloating associated with PMS
Herbal extract, 15-30mL per week
Energetics: Warming, pungent, bitter, dry. Dosha: PK-V+
Meridians: kidney, bladder, spleen
Contraindications: Pregnancy. Do not boil Buchu leaves. Diuretics deplete body stores of potassium
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