Buchu Buchu Barosma betulina Source: leaves. Actions: antiseptic, diuretic, antiviral, vasodilator (encourages blood flow to the surface of the skin). Therapeutic uses: traditional remedy of the Khoikhoin people of South Africa for treating urinary infections such as cystitis and urethritis. Also used for prostate inflammation, fluid retention and vaginal thrush. Typical preparation: infusion or liquid tincture from the leaves or Read More