Definition of Buchu

1. n. A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves.



Definition of Buchu

1. Noun. A South African shrub in the genus ''Agathosma''. ¹

2. Noun. (South African English) Medicinal leaves from the shrub that are often used in brandy; this is an Old Dutch Medicine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buchu

1. an African medicinal plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Buchu

1. A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil dlands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buchu

buccopharyngeal fascia
buccopharyngeal membrane
buccopharyngeal part of superior pharyngeal constrictor
buccopulpal
buccoversion
buccula
bucellas
bucentaur
bucentaurs
buceros
bucheron
buchiid
buchiids
buchikamashi
bucholzite
buchu (current term)
buchus
buchwaldite
buck
buck's-horn
buck's night
buck's party
buck-and-wing
buck-basket
buck-eyed
buck-toothed
buck bean
buck fever
buck for

Literary usage of Buchu

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1. Manual of therapeutics: Referring Especially to the Products of the by Davis & Company Parke, Parke, Davis & Company (1909)
"Powdered Extract, 3 to 10 grs. Tablets: buchu Compound (Infusion) (CT 324) ; dose, 1 to 2. Infusion buchu. 120 mins. Potassium bicarbonate, 6 grs. ..."

2. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Botanical Origin—The buchu leaves are afforded by three species of Barosma? ... History—The use of buchu leaves was learnt from the Hottentots by the ..."

3. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"CHAPTER III WOODY STEMS buchu STEM The cross-section of a buchu stem (Plate ... cork formation or secondary growth as seen in the older, larger buchu stems. ..."

4. A Guide to therapeutics and materia medica by Robert Farquharson (1877)
"buchubuchu. [ The leaves of Barosma Crenata and other species of Barosma, ... The physiological action buchu has long been val- of buchu is principally if ..."

5. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"buchu Oil. The oil distilled from buchu leaves is employed to some extent ... It is a cyclic keto-phenol and is also known as buchu-camphor. ..."

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