There’s a lot to love about South Africa – biltong, braais, chutney, incredible wildlife … the list goes on and on. So we thought, we would give you one more reason to be proudly South African by introducing you to one of our best-kept health secrets… Buchu! This miracle herb is endemic to our beautiful country and was used widely by the San and Khoi people due to the fact that it offers a variety of health benefits. Want to know more? Here are just 5 reasons why buchu is a must-have in your household:
1. It’s a Detox wonder
When mixed into some warm water with honey and ginger, buchu assists your body with removing toxins and relieving negative side effects caused by poor digestion and bloating.
2. It’s a great source of vitamins
Buchu contains vitamins A, B and E, as well as a number of bioflavonoids (antioxidant; supports blood circulation) and other antioxidants to help keep your body healthy and feel good.
3. Antihistamine properties
If allergies are common for you and your family, combat hay fever season by introducing buchu into your life. It possesses antihistamines that help you deal with common allergies in a natural way – no medication required!
4. It keeps UTIs under control
The herb also contains organic antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, which all alleviate symptoms caused by UTIs. Buchu acts as an antibiotic and eliminates infection at the source of the issue.
5. Keep inflammation at bay
Buchu has extremely powerful anti-inflammatory qualities which help with keeping inflammation to a minimum. If you suffer from conditions such as joint pain and arthritis, buchu is the herb to try – it also assists with muscle pain, stiffness and speeds up recovery after exercise.
Miracle herb; wonder herb – call it what you want but make sure you try it!
Buchu is an active ingredient in all products by Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals, which can be found at select Wellness Warehouse stores, Food Lovers Markets and Dis-Chem Pharmacies nationwide. For more information, visit Buchulife website.