Plant Therapy Buchu Essential Oil
Buchu is a very rare and uniquely fragrant herb native to the remote mountainous regions of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Growing nowhere else in the world, this region provides the highly specific climatic conditions and mineral-rich soil needed to establish and maintain this plant that has been treasured for centuries. Buchu’s rarity is also attributed to its difficulty to propagate, the high mortality rate of young seedlings, and issues with poaching.
Despite these challenges, the allure of Buchu's unique properties and distinct aroma has inspired ongoing research and initiatives to safeguard its future. The Western Cape Province continues to be the guardian of this extraordinary herb, ensuring that its cultivation remains a sustainable and valuable practice for generations to come.
First used by the Khoekhoe people of South Africa as a traditional remedy, the buchu plant found its way into the apothecaries and pharmacopeias of Western Europe in the late 1600s. Since that time, it has been used to support a wide variety of concerns as well as a highly sought-after ingredient for cosmetic, fragrance, and flavor industries.
Therapeutically, Buchu is known for its ability to cleanse and soothe skin, making it great to encourage a clear complexion, reduce redness, and help protect against bad bacteria and free radicals. It is also commonly associated with digestive support, soothing sore, stiff muscles and joints, and aiding in the body’s natural detoxification process, leading to its reputation as a tonic for physical well-being.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.