John Richards talks Buchu with Prof Patrick Bouic

Buchu also boasts anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal & antihistamine properties

Research results show that the anti-inflammatory properties of buchu outperform well-known molecules normally used to treat-inflammation.

“The medicinal benefits of this plant are incredible. Research results show that the anti-inflammatory properties of buchu outperform well-known molecules normally used to treat-inflammation. Buchu has an average 60% higher activity at an equivalent concentration of Quercetin which is well known for its anti-inflammatory activity”, says Prof Bouic, independent researcher,  Cape Kingdom Neutraceuticals. 
 
In the 1700s the Khoisan people introduced buchu to the European settlers, who in-turn, introduced the plant to Europe in the late 1700s.
 
The use of buchu spread around the globe and evidence of its fame was found in the cargo manifest of the Titanic, which carried eight bales of buchu when the ship went down. 
 
Only in the last 15 years has substantial research been commissioned into the medicinal properties of buchu. The research results conclusively support the anecdotal evidence and testimonials offered throughout the centuries; in addition to being a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, buchu also boasts antiseptic, antifungal and antihistamine properties. 
 
In this respect, Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals has entered into a benefit-sharing agreement with the South African San Council and the National Khoisan Council as a befitting acknowledgement of the wealth of knowledge that was gleaned from the San and Koi, who introduced Buchu and its various medicinal benefits to the world.
 
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