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Buchu Leaf

The buchu leaves possess an antimicrobial, diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect. These properties make them effective in treatment kidney infections, bladder and urinary tract infections (UTI), and even prostate infections. Buchu can be combined with corn silk, couchgrass, cranberry, dandelion, cleavers, parsley, goldenrod, and uva ursi.
Buchu leaves have been used for many different ailments for hundreds of years. Today buchu leaves are mainly used for one purpose - dieresis. Due to buchu leaves the body body starts shedding water. Losing excess water a person loses weight loss. The dieter looks less bloated and swollen. One can find buchu leaves in fat burners and bodybuilding supplements but there can be some negative side effects of buchu leaves.
There has been no clinical evidence found supporting the fact that buchu leaves can solve any weight-related or health-related problem. It is not proven to have beneficial effects that the dieter could take advantages of buchu leaves.

Buchu leaf is received from three species of Barosma grown in South Africa. It has been traditionally used for treatment of urinary tract infections and for prostate and bladder inflammation, as well as gout inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. There is no laboratory proof of the benefits of buchu leaf. However, there can occur a few side effects.
Buchu leaf can lead to stomach irritation because of its components diosmin and pulegone. One can suffer from diarrhea, loss of appetite, and nausea. If taken on empty stomach, Buchu leaf can cause an upset stomach.
When used as a diuretic, buchu leaf can increase frequency of urination which can cause electrolyte imbalances and dehydration. Diosmin and pulegone irritate the kidneys, and pulegone can lead to liver damage.
Pregnant women are prohibited to take buchu leaf supplements which can cause miscarriage due to diuretic properties. Breastfeeding women should take buchu leaf supplements with great caution. The product can also increase menstrual flow.