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antimicrobial,diuretic,antiseptic,disinfectant of urinary tract.
Other uses: bladder irritations, prostate infections, inflammation of the urethera, blood in the urine, bladder infections, kidney stones, cystitis, rheumatism, and a variety of chronic urinary tract disorders.
A lot of people wonder how a leaf can possibly have any medicinal benefit. What they fail to realize is that all plants contain microscopic chemicals that demonstrate medicinal and psychoactive properties. Many of these sacred phytochemicals are used in the mass production of popular over-the-counter medications like aspirin. The fact is, plants produce pharmacological alkaloids that have their own purpose and behavior.
Constituents: This herb contains the constituents "barosma champhor" as well as other volatile oils responsible for its mild diuretic and antiseptic qualities. These compounds are produced by the plant. They are of interest to pharmacologist, scientist, ethnobotanist, and other researchers. They hold valuable lessons in these fields.
South Africa is a land with a history of people who are very familiar with medicinal and psychoactive plants. This popluar alternative healing tool is common in South Africa, and is added to brandies and wines there to add a hint of peppermint-like flavor. Buchu has been used as a diuretic and antiseptic there for many years. African cultures use it to treat bladder irritations, as a disinfectant, and for the urinary tract. Many herbalist even suggest it for prostate health due to its antimicrobial properties.
Making your own herbal medicines is easy. There are three typical methods for using these plants. They are decoctions, tea's and tinctures. Decoctions are usually made with roots and barks by boiling them for around 30 minutes. Tinctures are made by soaking the organic material in high proof alcohol like everclear for at least a month. Tea's are obviously just made by steeping the leaves in water for about 10 minutes. In ancient times they would take it a step further by turning the remaining ashes into pure crystals ( plant salts ).
You'll need some glass jars, your herb of choice, fluoride free water, sun light and time. Fill a glass mason jar half way with Buchu leaves and pour enough water over it so that it's fifty fifty from the side view. In other words, you want twice as much water as organic matter in the glass jar. The point is to concentrate the medicine. You do not want a diluted liquid in the end. Let this "sun tea" sit in the sunlight from anywhere to a couple hours to 4-6 weeks. The process of the sun light slowing heating the water over will protect chemicals damaged by heat.
Tinctures, also known as "spirits", are made using high grade alcohol. Usually grape alcohol is used, or a high proof clear liquor like vodka or everclear. You are doing the same thing you did when you made your "sun tea" pretty much. Take a glass jar, fill it with your herbal of choice and pour twice as much liquor into the jar as herb. Let this mixture sit for 4-6 weeks like the "sun tea" only don't leave it in the sunlight this time. The point of this is that some compounds are damaged by light. By making two separate mixtures, we are able to capture more chemicals whether they are light sensitive or not.
Some of the worlds most brilliant minds in science were also master alchemist. They considered the entire preparation of these medicines as a sacred and holy act. They would meditate with them, and take long periods of time to prepare them. Finally, they would burn the remaining plant matter to ashes and then extract the plant salts into alcohol. What's left was diamond like crystals which were then added back to the elixirs ( tea/tincture combination ).
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