In this Article
- What other names is Buchu known by?
- What is Buchu?
- How does Buchu work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Buchu.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don't use buchu in amounts that are larger than usual food amounts if you are pregnant. Buchu is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken during pregnancy. There have been reports linking buchu to miscarriages.
If you are breast-feeding, buchu is POSSIBLY SAFE in food amounts, but don't take larger amounts. Not enough is known about the safety of buchu during breast-feeding.
Bleeding disorders: Buchu might slow blood clotting and increase bleeding. In theory, buchu might make bleeding disorders worse.
Kidney infections: Even though some people use buchu for kidney infections, health experts advise against this.
Urinary tract inflammation: Don't use buchu if you have pain and swelling in the urinary tract.
Surgery: Buchu might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using buchu at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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