Buchu Indigenous Essential Oil
hat makes buchu so unique is its roots, which grow tightly against rocks to collect moisture. The star-shaped flowers may be white, pink, or purple.
The rounded, evergreen, aromatic leaves are the morphological feature that led the plant’s being dubbed “round-leaf buchu” or “short buchu.” These leaves have many pockets secreting the essential oil.
These pockets form translucent dots on the limb when the leaves are viewed in the light. The foliage is cut during flowering and fruiting and is distilled. Buchu essential oil, with a fragrance reminiscent of blackcurrant buds, is herbaceous, sulfureous, and oily.
It also has a minty note evocative of the fresh fragrance of various mints.
As we all know that wounds must be handled on time with a proper antiseptic otherwise it may be likely to get infected with microbes like bacteria, fungi etc. So to protect the wounds from becoming septic or tetanus it is best to use Buchu Essential Oil. Similarly this oil can also be used as an antiseptic for the urinary system (urinary tracts, urinary bladder and the urethra), as well as for infections in the kidneys, colon, prostate. To cure these health problems consume Buchu essential oil three times per day for at minimum 3 weeks to totally eradicate infection through your body.
It is recommended to dilute Buchu essential oil along with other pure vegetable oil in equivalent proportion just before appliance towards wounds or cuts to avoid the development of harmful bacteria on or around the wounds.
2. Anti-Rheumatic & Anti-Arthritic
Exclusion of gases through the stomach and the intestines, gives a feeling of huge pleasure, lightness, relief and relaxation from heaviness in the chest and the belly region, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, chest pain, indigestion, vomiting, flatulence, stomachache, and drowsy feelings. This particular essential oil can help to get rid of all these problems.
Indigestion which is caused by the bacterial as well as microbial actions can be healed with the usage of this essential oil and aid in proper digestion. Usually it motivates the emission of digestive juice and accelerates digestion.
Undesirable elements like uric acid, excess water, excess salts and fat are removed from the body by increasing urination, both quantity as well as frequency with the help of Buchu Essential Oil. It also helps to keep the urinary tracts as well as kidneys clean and free from any kinds of infection.
Being poisonous in nature, Buchu Essential Oil helps to kill insects and acts as an insect repellent. Parasites and other insects such as flies, lice, mosquitoes, bed-bugs and fleas will ward off whenever we apply this essential oil.
7. Good for Massage
Affected joints must be massaged a number of times a day for a minimum of four weeks to get free of severe pain, burning feeling as well as itching.
For eradicating inflammation of stomach and respiratory tract it is recommended to use Buchu essential oil regularly. Similarly it is also recommended to consume Buchu essential oil for at minimum ten to fifteen days to achieve complete respite to the people who have health problems such as nausea, constipation, body ache, hunger loss, unremitting vomits, and rheumatism
9. Promotes Weight Loss
For all those people who are trying to lose weight it is suggested to consume Buchu essential oil a number of times a day for at minimum three to four months to progressively surge the rate of metabolism in body. To burn excess fat and glucose stored in body better metabolism is essential. Apart from consuming Buchu essential oil you need to do regular exercise to boost the sweeting process.
10. Natural Sunscreen
Skin is one of the most important part of the body so many scientific research had point out towards benefits of Buchu essential oil on skin health. Making use of Buchu oil just before going out in sun averts skin from detrimental UV rays.
Besides above pointed out health benefits this essential oil can also be used to deal with bladder ailments, cystitis and excess cellulite. It is one of the effective detoxifier as well. It is reported to be capable of blocking ultraviolet rays of the Sun. Lastly to get relief from sprains as well as further agonizing inflamed parts of the body you can make use of Buchu essential oil.
Buchu is revered in traditional African healing as an elixir of youth.
The buchu plant is native to South Africa and grows in the mountains of the Cape Province. It has been used as a traditional medicine by the Khoisan people for many years.
Before 400 years the Hottentots African tribe call the plant Bookoo or Boku and use it to perfume their bodies
Buchu essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant through steam distillation.
Buchu essential oil is an extremely effective antiseptic and prevents wounds from becoming septic and contracting tetanus. It is especially effective as an antiseptic of the urinary system. It prevents infection of the urinary tract, bladder and urethra. It is also anti-inflammatory helping relieve uncomfortable swelling in the body.
Buchu oil brings relief from rheumatism and arthritis. It does this by removing uric acid from the body through increased urination.
Being carminative, this essential oil helps remove gas from the stomach and intestines. This relieves uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea, headache, drowsiness, indigestion and vomiting.
Aside from relieving the body form excess gas, buchu oil also aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices.
As stated above, this essential oil increases urination. This allows the body to rid itself of uric acid, excess water and excess salts. It also protects the urinary tract and kidneys from infections.
Buchu is also an insect repellent, keeping away flies, mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, lice and parasites.
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