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The Science of Buchu
Dr. Patrick Bouic, PhD
Published Clinical Studies & Trials
Synopsis of Research
Efficacy of Buchu in Treating Symptoms of Pain and Swelling
A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of a New
Veno-active Flavonoid Fraction in the Treatment of Symptomatic Capillary Fragility
Biological Efficacy of Buchu Extract
Buchu – Agathosma Betulina and Agathosma
SYNOPSIS OF RESEARCH
by Prof. Patrick Bouic
Reduction of chronic pain. Reduction of inflammation. Use in Arthritis, Rheumatism and any other joint destroying process. Use in cases of cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis. Prevention of swelling and bruising.
EFFICACY OF BUCHU IN TREATING SYMPTOMS OF PAIN AND SWELLING
by Lambert Burgess Noakes
Buchulife Group had significantly less swelling of the excercised arm compared to the placebo group. This difference was pronounced and of clinical relevance. In conclusion, the treatment with BuchuLife Topical Gel reduced the swelling in the damaged muscle.
A DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A NEW VENO-ACTIVE FLAVONOID FRACTION (S 5682) IN THE TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMATIC CAPILLARY FRAGILITY
by P. Galley and M. Thiolett
Helped to strenthen blood vessels and prevent four different types of bruising.
BIOLOGICAL EFFICACY OF BUCHU EXTRACT
by Prof. Patrick Bouic
BuchuLife is a POTENT INHIBITOR of the oxidative burst, inhibiting this response by 67% at a 1:400 dilution. BuchuLife extract has NO significant inhibitory effects on the expression of CD11b/CD18.
BUCHU – AGATHOSMA BETULINA AND AGATHOSMA CRENULATA (RUTACEAE)
by A. Moolla and A.M. Viljoen
The toxicity of Agathosma betulina and Agathosma crenulata was evaluated by Moolla and Viljoen. The extracts of Agathosma betulina and Agathosma crenulata were not toxic at the concentrations tested.
The History of Buchu
The roots of Buchu can be traced to the Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage site situated in the Western Cape Mountains of Southern Africa. It was here in the early 1700’s, that the indigenous Khoisan people introduced Buchu to the first Cape settlers. The Khoisan considered the herb to be a cure for all ills and an aid to longevity. Buchu was highly prized and a scarce commodity. So much so that a thimbleful could be exchanged for an entire sheep.
Low, Christopher H., 2007. Different Histories of Buchu: Euro-American Appropriation of San and KhoeKhoe Knowledge of Buchu Plants. Environment and History 13(3), pp 333-361.
Reece, R., 1822. Buchu Leaves. The Monthly Gazette of Health VII(4), pp lxxviii-lxxix
Sigmond, George G. 1838. Lectures on Materia Medica and Therapeutics. The Lancet, Issue 784, pp 827-828
Burchell, William J., 1822. Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, Volume I, pp476-481
The RMS Titanic - Cargo Manifest. [Online] Available at:http://library.thinkquest.org/21583/cargo.htm [Accessed 30 August 2011]
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