Dried leaves and twigs of Agathosma betulina
Flavour Profile - highly aromatic with hints of mint and blackcurrant
Buchu is a health tea infusion traditionally used to treat kidney and urinary tract diseases, the symptomatic relief of rheumatism and for external application on wounds and bruises. Isomenthone and diosphenol are the main compounds, isomenthone being responsible for the intense minty aroma and the sulphur contained in both contribute to the blackcurrant smell and flavour. Buchu is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and a diuretic. When infused in brandy it makes an effective after-dinner digestive and general medicine, still used today. Not recommended during pregnancy owing to its diuretic effect.
Breathable brown kraft packet with sturdy A-line tag, no cellophane inner - 11cm high, 7cm wide and 4cm deep at the base.
Makes 20 cups
Disclaimer: this information is educational and is not intended as medical advice