Buchu 3% in Jojoba Essential Oil
Agathosma capensis steam distilled from the leaves, from bushes that grow wild in the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa.
Aroma: Buchu oil has a distinctive scent that is described as minty and fruity.
History: The indigenous people first introduced buchu as a medicinal plant to the European settlers at the Cape. The use of the plant subsequently spread to Europe and America where it was used extensively as a medicine. In 1821 buchu was included in the British Pharmacopoeia as a diuretic. Very little buchu is cultivated.
Colour: Slight greenish to pale yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Buchu Essential Oil has an antiseptic action on the urinary system and is beneficial to inflammation of the urethra, cystitis, mild prostatitis, and other bladder problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties, aiding conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis and sprains. This 3% dilution in jojoba makes a great perfume base - just add top and base notes.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Cautions: Avoid during pregnancy. It can be over stimulating on the kidneys. Use with caution due to the pulegone content.