Buchu round leaf essential oil - Agathosma betulina - South Africa
The round leaf buchu is native to South Africa and grows in the mountains of the Cape Province. It has been used as a traditional medicine by the Khoisan people for many years.
Buchu round leaf essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant through steam distillation.
Buchu round leaf essential oil is an extremely effective antiseptic and prevents wounds from becoming septic and contracting tetanus. It is especially effective as an antiseptic of the urinary system. It prevents infection of the urinary tract, bladder and urethra. It is also anti-inflammatory helping relieve uncomfortable swelling in the body.
Buchu round leaf oil brings relief from rheumatism and arthritis. It does this by removing uric acid from the body through increased urination.
Being carminative, this essential oil helps remove gas from the stomach and intestines. This relieves uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea, headache, drowsiness, indigestion and vomiting.
Aside from relieving the body form excess gas, buchu round leaf oil also aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices.
As stated above, this oil increases urination. This allows the body to rid itself of uric acid, excess water and excess salts. It also protects the urinary tract and kidneys from infections.