Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Buchu Essential Oil

Buchu Essential Oil

Agothosma betulina

Buchu oil has a strong blackcurrant smell.

It originated in South Africa.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted from leaves by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
diosphenol, limonene, methone and pulegone.

Therapeutic properties:
antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, insecticide and tonic.


  1. Buchu leaves are used to ward off insects.
  2. It is used as an antiseptic.
  3. Buchu leaves can help with urinary tract infections.
  4. digestive problems
  5. gout
  6. rheumatism
  7. coughs and colds
  8. Buchu leaves are also steeped in brandy to produce a medicinal brandy used for a variety of ailments.
  9. Buchu oil can be used for bruises and sprains.


  • Buchu oil should not be used during pregnancy.

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