The leaves of Buchu (Agathosma betulina) have traditionally been used as an herbal remedy for ailments of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, as it has diuretic and antiseptic properties due to various phenolic compounds. Bottled agathosmainfusions were widely sold in English-speaking countries as “buchu tea” in the 1860s and 1870s. Although demand declined in the 1880s, consumption has continued to the present day