Buchu Tea has a long healing history among the tribes of southern Africa , being effective for urinary tract infections. It also has diuretic, antispasmodic, tonic, antibacterial and stimulant properties.
Buchu Tea description
Buchu is a small, green, woody plant originating from South Africa. It possesses smooth, thick leaves that have a pungent aroma and fragrance.
Buchu is grown for medicinal purposes, owing healing properties especially for the kidney, urinary tract and bladder.
Buchu is also mixed with other herbs to alleviate coughs, colds and hangovers.
Buchu tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Buchu Tea brewing
To prepare Buchu tea:
- Immerse 2 teaspoons of dried buchu leaves into 18 ounces of boiling water.
- Let the mixture soak for about 10 minutes.
- Drink it slowly.
The resulting tea is tasty and may be consumed up to three times a day.
Buchu Tea benefits
Buchu tea has been successfully used to:
- treat certain prostate disorders
- regulate blood sugar
- lower blood pressure
- help digestion
- eliminate flatulence and bloating
- reduce inflammation, tightness and swelling of the joints
Buchu Tea side effects
Studies proved that Buchu tea should not be consumed by pregnant women, because it may cause uterine contraction.
Buchu tea is a healthy beverage well known for its medicinal action against flatulence and bloating. Due to its tasty flavor, it is also used as a treat.