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buchu

Pronunciation: bū′kū

Definition: The dried leaves of Barosma betulina, B. crenulata, or B. serratifolia (family Rutaceae), a shrub growing in South Africa; used as a carminative, diuretic, and urinary antiseptic.

Synonym(s): Hottentot tea

[Afr. autochthonous lang.]

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