Buchu Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Buchu Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Agothosma betulina

Oil Overview

Buchu oil has a strong blackcurrant smell. Buchu leaves are also steeped in brandy to produce a medicinal brandy used for a variety of ailments.

Oil Sources

It originated in South Africa. It is extracted from leaves by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Diosphenol, limonene, methone and pulegone.

Aroma

Citrus, Floral

Therapeutic Properties:

Antitoxic, Carminative, Diuretic, Insecticide, Tonic

Possible Uses

Bruising, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Digestion, Gout, Rheumatism, Urinary Tract Infections.

Warnings

pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Buchu oil should not be used during pregnancy.

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