buchu

noun
bu·​chu | \ ˈb(y)ü-(ˌ)k(y)ü How to pronounce buchu (audio) \

Medical Definition of buchu

1 : the dried leaves of various plants (genera Barosma and Diosma of the family Rutaceae) used as a diuretic and diaphoretic
2 : a plant that supplies buchu

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“Buchu.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/buchu. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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