Buchu – Agathosma betulina

Quick Facts:

Buchu is commonly used as a general tonic and has many medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and pain relief, making it ideal for use in the sport and weight loss industries. The leaf powder is used in sport supplements while the oil, which has remarkable pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties, is used for topical preparations. The oil is also used by the perfume and flavour industries.

Commercial Success:

Used in soft drinks, mostly by European firms, the oils help enhance certain fruit flavours such as blackcurrant. Coca-Cola recently explored it for their diet soft drinks. It's also commonly used by upmarket fragrance houses in the production of their perfumes.

Buchu is FDA-Approved (FDA No: 172.510) and proven safe (GRAS No: 2169)

Products Offered:

Milled leaf powder and Buchu oil


Packed inside agricultural bags with double inner plastic lining. Packaging can also, within reason, be customised to your specific needs.


20kg per bag (smaller pack sizes available for product development).

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