How Buchu Can Help Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful and degenerative condition marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. Unlike conventional anti-inflammatory medication, common vitamins and herbs can help to pacify the inflammatory process without negative side effects.

Understanding Arthritis

For a disease that affects a vast number of people across the globe, arthritis is generally remarkably misunderstood. Many people consider arthritis as a single disease however; there are more than 100 different types – osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), fibromyalgia and gout, being the most common.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection, such as bacteria or tissue injury. If it persists for too long it can lead to tissue damage.

Many myths abound surrounding arthritis such as: it will become crippling or it is an inevitable stage of aging that only occurs in the elderly. In reality, many people age without arthritis and those that it does affect, can still live full and meaningful lives. Typical treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis are designed to suppress the bodies natural mechanisms, which can result in negative side effects resulting in stomach ulcers, an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, kidney damage and serious skin reactions. Today there are natural and highly effective alternatives available which can be used long term to successfully manage the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

Arthritis does not have to be a debilitating condition if action is taken to manage the inflammation associated with it.Today arrays of newly advanced options are available to improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.  “By managing the inflammation, discomfort can be reduced and mobility can be enhanced,” says Karin McCann of Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals, “As interest in health and wellness continues to grow, natural approaches to arthritis pain relief is becoming increasingly popular.”

What Buchu Can Do For Arthritis


The demand for natural treatments for the management of arthritis is ever growing.  Fortunately we have access to powerful yet gentle local herbs such as Buchu, a plant which is only indigenous to South Africa. Originally revered for it’s medicinal qualities by Khoisan and later by South African settlers, the folkloric theories have been verified by medical science. The clear scientific validation have led Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals to create the highest quality Buchu oil extract known as Buchulife.

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Proven for its strong anti-inflammatory properties, Buchu contains a potent cocktail of naturally occurring antioxidants and bioflavonoids; including quercetin, rutin, hesperidin, diosmin, diosphenol and Vitamins A, B, and E. These naturally occurring components modify the body’s reaction to compounds such as allergens, viruses and carcinogens and have greater antioxidant effects than Vitamins C, E, Selenium and Zinc.

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It has been found that the body responds extremely well to the healing attributes found in this plant, and it has been successfully used for centuries to treat a number of inflammatory diseases including joint pain and arthritis. Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals, in conjunction with Synexa Life Science and the University of Cape Town conducted thorough studies on Buchu oil. The trials have shown that Buchu extract is able to switch off the genes which lead to the release of inflammatory factors involved in inflammation.

If inflammation is already in play Buchu is also able to switch off the monocytes, which can cause tissue damage during chronic inflammation.  A review of Buchu published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, August 2008 suggests, ” The data clearly indicates that the Agathosma (Buchu) essential oil blocks the synthesis of the… key enzyme considered to be involved in the initiation and maintenance of a variety of inflammatory diseases…”
According to Professor Bouic of Synexa Life Sciences, buchu is capable of treating the root cause of inflammation-based ailments.

Other Benefits of Buchu

Synexa’s scientific findings suggest buchu oil is useful for a wide range of benefits including:

– Pain management

– Prevention of muscle damage induced by exercising or trauma

– Management of bacterial infections

– Relief from urinary tract disorders

 – General anti-aging

1 Comment

  1. Lois Carol WESSELS
    2 June 2016 at 11:19 am

    Interesting article – will try Buchu soon