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Benefits of Buchu

Benefits Buchu Herbal Remedy South African Herbs

Benefits of Buchu

What is Buchu? Buchu is the dried leaves obtained from the species of Barosma. The species derive their common names from the shape of the aromatic leaf. Native to South Africa, the buchu grow as shrubs with leathery leaves that have oil-glandular dots on the underside. Odor and taste of the plants is described as spicy, resembling black currant, but also reminiscent of a mixture between rosemary and peppermint. Buchu oil sometimes is added as a component of black currant flavorings. Most commonly, B. betulina is used in commerce. What is it used for? Traditional/Ethnobotanical usesThe Khoekhoe people (also spelled...

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9 Echinacea Benefits

Benefits of Echinacea Echinacea Herbal Remedy History of Echinacea

9 Echinacea Benefits

Not only are echinacea benefits big news in the natural health community right now, they are BIG business. As reported by the American Botanical Council, “Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 7.9% in 2013, reaching six billion dollars for the first time!” This is the most dramatic boost since the late 1990s, and herbal sales have steadily climbed for the past 10 years straight.And guess which herb has lead the pack? You guessed it, echinacea! Once known as an alternative way to prevent the common cold, now echinacea is quickly becoming known for multiple uses...

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