Buchu is native to South Africa and has a long history of traditional use among the San Bushmen and Khosian people. With oily looking leaves and pretty star shaped white or pink flowers, Buchu is endemic to the Western Cape and only grown in and around the Cederberg Mountains. It is a shrub that is well adapted to grow in dry regions. The leaves have round oil glands found scattered across the leaf, which release an aromatic golden oil with a sweet peppermint-like odour
As far back as 10,000 years, Buchu was an integral part of a marriage ceremony when it was used as a beauty treatment for the bride. Women from the Khoi San would lather the bride from head to toe in a mixture of Buchu and eland fat. It also played a part in childbirth, with Buchu being used for protection and cleansing after the birth of a baby.
Buchu was also drunk as a fragrant tea, made into tinctures and the oil extracted for its many benefits. Indigo Herbs is delighted to bring you Buchu Leaf Tincture, harnessing the power of this herb in easy to take tincture form.