Treating Fibrositis Naturally with the Indigenous Buchu Herb

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 26th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Fibrositis is an auto-immune condition characterised by excessive pain of the muscles and connective tissue. It is usually accompanied by a variety of debilitating symptoms that have the potential to affect quality of life seriously.

Treating Fibrositis Naturally with the Indigenous Buchu Herb

Fibrositis is an auto-immune condition characterised by excessive pain of the muscles and connective tissue. It is usually accompanied by a variety of debilitating symptoms that have the potential to affect quality of life seriously.

Symptom Management at a Cost

Although almost two percent of the human population is plagued by fibrositis, medical science is baffled as to the cause of the disease. Treatments are consequently restricted to symptom management, with many of the prescription drugs and anti-depressants exhibiting unpleasant, if not dangerous, adverse side effects.

The Buchu Herb - Nature’s Anti-Inflammatory

There is, however, an effective alternative that grows wild in the mountains of the Western Cape in South Africa. A noble member of nature’s apothecary, the buchu herb has been positively identified for its curative abilities for centuries. With powerful natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, buchu is routinely used to manage severe aches and pains without destructive side effects.

How to Identify Fibrositis

Apart from pervasive pain throughout the body, fibrositis sufferers typically exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

• Fatigue and/or weakness
• Joint stiffness
• Protracted muscle spasms
• Brain fog
• Sleep disturbance
• Restless leg syndrome
• Heart palpitations

To make matters worse, serious psychiatric conditions – anxiety, stress related disorders and acute depression - generally accompany the overt physical indicators of the disease.

Why Avoid Mainstream Fibrositis Treatments?

Mainstream treatments rely on the speculated cause of the condition and range from behavioural intervention to prescription drugs. Although moderately effective, most of the medications present a medley of harmful reactions.

Prescribed drugs

Pregabalin – an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epileptic seizures. Common side effects include erectile dysfunction, dizziness, blurred or double vision, confusion, irritability, weight gain, vertigo, ataxia, changes in sex drive, memory impairment, flatulence and vomiting.

Milnacipran – a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor specifically designed to treat fibrositis. Adverse reactions comprise pain and swelling of the testicles, blood in the urine & stools, a decrease in libido & sexual function, nausea, headache, constipation, insomnia, hot flushes, excessive sweating, vomiting, palpitations, dry mouth and hypertension.

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants are moderately successful in the control of pain, depression, sleep disturbances and fatigue. TCAs get the thumbs up for efficacy but fail dismally as far as adverse reactions are concerned - excessive heart rate, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, muscle twitches, nausea, dry mouth & nose, blurred vision, sweating and abnormally high body temperature.


The central nervous system opioid analgesic is used to treat pain associated with cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and fibrositis. It does, however, come with a long list of disagreeable side effects including nausea, vomiting, sweating, itching and constipation. Addiction or chemical dependency is a reality, with withdrawal symptoms - anxiety, muscle contracture, a buzzing in the head and thrashing around in bed – posing a serious risk to the wellbeing of the patient.

Dopamine Agonists

Employed to activate dopamine receptors in the absence of dopamine, or the neurotransmitter inherent in the body, dopamine agonists are typically used in the treatment of restless leg syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and fibrositis. Adverse reactions comprise impulse control disorders or the pathological addiction to gambling, pornography, shopping and so on, hallucinations, psychosis, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, weight loss and twitching.

Why Buchu is Effective

Inflammation is the natural source of much of the acute pain associated with fibrositis. It is the body’s intrinsic mechanism in dealing with trauma. The inflammation process entails migratory cells moving from the blood to the site of injury, where they then gobble up the offending organism by releasing enzymes generated from oxygen, a process know as the oxidative burst.

Formulated buchu oil has been scientifically proven to inhibit the oxidative burst, thereby reducing swelling and the pain typically associated with acute and chronic inflammation.

Where to find Buchu Anti-Inflammatory health products online

One option is the BuchuLife website presents a range of effective buchu health care products including anti-inflammatory capsules. Browse the site for more comprehensive information on buchu research, the fascinating history of the herb, the complete product range and testimonials from a host of satisfied customers.


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author avatar Denise O
14th Nov 2011 (#)

This is a well done article. I will have to check into this Buchu herb. I have chronic myofascial pain and have been living with it for 23 years. I so believe in herbs. Those that have any muscle ailments might benefit from this herb. When I am able to write articles again (computer problems) I will add this link to my pages on CMP, Fibro and even MS. Great information on fibrositis. Thank you for sharing.:)

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