Buchu (Agathosma Betulina)
Buchu, Agathosma betulina
(formerly Barosma betulina) is a flowering plant from the Rutaceae family.
Originated from the lower mountains of West South Africa , where it occurs near streams in fynbos habitats.
It is an evergreen shrub that grows to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high.
The leaves are opposite, rounded, about 20 mm (0.79 inches) long and wide.
The flowers are white or pale pink, with five petals; The fruit is a five-part capsule that splits open to release the seeds.
The plant has been used by the indigenous people of South Africa as a folk remedy for various ailments.
In early times, Dutch settlers used Agathosma betulina, commonly called buchu, to make a brandy tincture. The tincture is still used.
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