buchu(redirected from Hottentot tea)
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Any of various southern African shrubs of the genus Agathosma, especially A. betulina and A. crenulata, whose leaves are used as a mild diuretic and also yield an aromatic oil used for flavoring.
[Afrikaans boegoe, probably from Zulu bucu, perhaps ultimately of Khoikhoi origin.]
(Plants) any of several S African rutaceous shrubs of the genus Barosma, esp B. betulina, whose leaves are used as an antiseptic and diuretic
[C18: from a South African Bantu name]