Organic cultivation

We have more than 25 years of cultivation experience and since 1994 we have grown a vast range of medicinal plants on our organically-certified farm, Waterkloof. These are used in our herbal medicines or exported as raw materials.

Research and development

We do research and development of specialised cultivation methods or gene-pool selection for our clients and have experience of bio-dynamic farming methods.

Botanical raw material sourcing

What is not grown on Waterkloof is either harvested sustainably from the wild, or is grown in carefully selected cultivation projects in other parts of South Africa and Africa. Parceval has set up cultivation projects from the mist belt of Kwazulu Natal to the dry scrubland of Namibia.

Regulatory compliance

Our practices comply with Good Agricultural and Collecting Practices (GACP) and we ensure that our suppliers also adhere to these guidelines.

Plant Profile

Plant: Agathosma betulina

Agathosma has a long history of traditional use and is popular for its pungent aroma. It is used as an herbal tea, for its essential oil and has many medicinal benefits, including skin care.

Common name:
Buchu

Region:
Western Cape

Plant part used:
Fresh or dried leaves and smaller stalks

Details:

Agathosma is a multi-stemmed, re-sprouting shrub with broad leaves and flowers that are star-shaped with white or pale purple petals. The leaves contain the aromatic essential oil in clearly visible oil glands.

Agathosma has been used to treat urinary or stomach problems, as well as for cleaning and treating wounds. Traditionally it was also popular as a deodorant or insect repellent, or as a natural moisturiser together with animal or plant fats.

Parceval offers Agathosma betulina as a tincture and in its cosmetic range, Flora Africana, in a clay or hydroglycerite form.

Plant List

Plant material we can source

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BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAMES
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM HERBA REC Yarrow
AGATHOSMA (BAROSMA) BETULINA FOL REC Buchu
AGATHOSMA CRENULATA HERBA REC Buchu
AGROPYRON REPENS RHIZOMA REC Couch Grass
ALLIUM SATIVUM BULBUS REC Garlic
ALOE ARBORESCENS FOL REC Krantz Aloe
ALOE FEROX FOL REC Cape Aloe
ALOE VERA FOL REC Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Marshmallow, Marsh Mallow, or Common Marshmallow
ANAGALLIS ARVENSIS HERBA REC Red pimpernel, red chickweed, poorman’s barometer, poor man’s weather-glass
ARCTIUM LAPPA RADIX REC Greater burdock, edible burdock, lappa,or beggar’s buttons
ARCTOPUS ECHINATUS RADIX REC Platdoring, pokkiesdoring, sieketroos
ARTEMISIA ABROTANUM HERBA REC Southernwood
ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM HERBA REC Absinthium, absinthe wormwood, wormwood, common wormwood, green ginger or grand wormwood
ARTEMISIA AFRA HERBA REC Artemisia
ARTEMISIA ANNUA HERBA REC Sweet Wormwood, Sweet Annie, Sweet Sagewort or Annual Wormwood
ARTEMISIA DRACUNCULUS HERBA REC Tarragon or dragon’s-wort
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS HERBA REC Mugwort or common wormwood
ATROPA BELLADONNA FRUCT REC (TOXIC) Belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade
ATROPA BELLADONNA HERBA REC (TOXIC) Belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade
ATROPA BELLADONNA PLANTA TOTA REC (TOXIC) Belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade
ATROPA BELLADONNA RADIX REC (TOXIC) Belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade
AVENA SATIVA HERBA REC Oats
BALLOTA NIGRA HERBA RECENS Black Horehound
BELLIS PERENNIS PLANTA TOTA REC Daisy, lawn daisy or occasionally English daisy
BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM CORTEX RECENS Oregon-grape
BERBERIS VULGARIS RADIX REC European barberry, Jaundice berry, Ambarbaris Barberry
BETA VULGARIS RADIX REC Beetroot
BORAGO OFFICINALIS FOL REC (TOXIC) Starflower
BORAGO OFFICINALIS HERBA REC TOXIC Starflower
BRYONIA CRETICA (=B.DIOICA) RADIX REC TOXIC Cretan Bryony
BRYOPHYLLUM DAIGREMONTIANA FOL REC Devil’s Backbone, Alligator Plant, Mexican Hat Plant or Mother of Thousands
BRYOPHYLLUM PINNATUM FOL REC Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Goethe Plant and the Katakataka
BULBINE FRUTESCENS FOL REC Bulbine
CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS SUMMITATES ET FLOS REC Night-blooming Cereus
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOS REC Calendula, Pot Marigolds
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Calendula, Pot Marigolds
CAPSELLA BURSA-PASTORIS HERBA REC Shepherd’s-purse
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS FRUCT REC Chili pepper
CARDIOSPERMUM HALICABABUM HERBA REC Balloon plant or Love in a puff
CARDUUS BENEDICTUS HERBA REC Blessed Thistle
CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS HERBA REC Madagascar Periwinkle
CENTAUREA CYANUS HERBA REC Cornflower
CENTAURIUM UMBELLATUM HERBA REC Centaury and European centaury
CENTELLA ASIATICA FOL REC Centella; Pennywort
CENTELLA ASIATICA HERBA REC Centella; Pennywort
CHAMAELIRIUM NOBILE RADIX REC Roman Camomille
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOS REC German Chamomile, Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, true chamomile
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA PL.TOTA REC German Chamomile, Chamomile, Wild Chamomile 1, Hungarian Chamomile, true chamomile 2
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS FLOS REC Celandine, Tetterwort
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS HERBA CUM RADICE REC Celandine, Tetterwort
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS HERBA REC Celandine, Tetterwort
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS PLANTA TOTA REC Celandine, Tetterwort
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS RADIX REC Celandine, Tetterwort
CHIRONIA BACCIFERA HERBA REC Christmas berry, Aambeibossie
CHRYSANTHEMUM (TANACETUM)PARTHENIUM HERBA REC Feverfew
CICHORIUM INTYBUS PL.TOTA REC Common chicory
CINERARIA MARITIMA HERBA REC (TOXIC) Silver ragwort ‘Silver Dust’
CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS FRUCT REC (TOXIC) Colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, egusi, or vine of Sodom
CITRUS AURANTIUM CORTEX E. FRUCTUS REC Bitter Orange
CNICUS BENEDICTUS HERBA REC (REFER 01C0025) Blessed Thistle
COCHLEARIA OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Scurvygrass
COFFEA ARABICA-BOURBON SEMEN REC Bourbon
COLEONEMA ALBUM SUMMITATES REC Cape May, white confetti bush (English), aasbossie, klipboegoe (Afrikaans)
CONVOLVULUS ARVENSIS HERBA REC Field Bindweed
CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA FOL/FLOS REC Hawthorn
CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA FRUCT REC Hawthorn
CURCUMA LONGA RHIZOMA REC Tumeric
CYCLOPIA INTERMEDIA HERBA Honeybush
CYDONIA VULGARIS FRUCT REC Quince
CYNARA SCOLYMUS FOL REC Arthichoke
DATURA STRAMONIUM FOL REC (TOXIC) Jimson weed, devil’s trumpet, devil’s weed, thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkweed, locoweed, datura, pricklyburr, devil’s cucumber, Hell’s Bells,[2] moonflower[1] and, in South Africa, malpitte and mad seeds
DATURA STRAMONIUM HERBA REC (TOXIC) Jimson weed, devil’s trumpet, devil’s weed, thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkweed, locoweed, datura, pricklyburr, devil’s cucumber, Hell’s Bells,[2] moonflower[1] and, in South Africa, malpitte and mad seeds
DIGITALIS PURPUREA FOL REC (TOXIC) Foxglove, Purple Foxglove or Lady’s Glove
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA HERBA REC Narrow-leaved purple coneflower, blacksamson echinacea
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA PLANTA TOTA REC Narrow-leaved purple coneflower, blacksamson echinacea
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA RADIX REC Narrow-leaved purple coneflower, blacksamson echinacea
ECHINACEA PALLIDA HERBA REC Pale Purple Cone-flower
ECHINACEA PALLIDA PL TOTA REC Pale Purple Cone-flower
ECHINACEA PALLIDA RADIX REC Pale Purple Cone-flower
ECHINACEA PURPUREA HERBA REC Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower
ECHINACEA PURPUREA PLANTA TOTA REC Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower
ECHINACEA PURPUREA RADIX REC Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower
EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES PLANTA TOTA REC Water Hyacinth
ELEPHANTORRHIZA ELEPHANTINA RADIX REC Eland’s bean, eland’s wattle, elephant’s root
EPILOBIUM PALUSTRE RADIX REC Marsh willowherb
ERIGERON CANADENSIS HERBA REC Horseweed, Canadian Horseweed, Canadian Fleabane, Coltstail, Marestail and Butterweed
ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA HERBA REC Golden poppy
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS FOL REC Tasmanian Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum or Blue Gum
EUCOMIS AUTUMNALIS TUBER REC Pineapple Flower, Pineapple Lily, Wildepynappel, Krulkoppie, Umathunga (Z)
FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM HERBA REC Buckwheat
FICUS CARICA FOL REC Fig
FRAGARIA VESCA FOL REC Wild strawberries or woodland strawberry
FRAGARIA VESCA FRUCT REC Wild strawberries or woodland strawberry
FUMARIA OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Fumitory or Earth smoke
FUMARIA OFFICINALIS PL.TOTA REC Fumitory or Earth smoke
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS RADIX REC[TOXIC] Yellow jessamine or jasmine,Carolina jasmine or jessamine,evening trumpetflower, gelsemium and woodbine
GEUM URBANUM RADIX REC Wood avens, herb Bennet, colewort and St. Benedict’s herb
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM CORTEX RADICIS REC Levant cotton
GRINDELIA ROBUSTA HERBA REC Great Valley gumplant and Great Valley gumweed
GRINDELIA ROBUSTA HERBA REC Great Valley gumplant and Great Valley gumweed
HAEMANTHUS COCCINEUS BULBUS RECENS Blood Flower or Paintbrush Lily
HAEMANTHUS COCCINEUS FOL REC Blood Flower or Paintbrush Lily
HARPAGOPHYTUM PROCUMBENS RADIX Grapple plant, wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw
HEDERA HELIX FOL REC Ivy, English Ivy
HELIANTHUS TUBEROSUS TUBER REC Jerusalem Artichoke
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM HERBA REC St John’s Wort
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA BULBUS REC African star grass, African potato
HYSSOPUS OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Herb Hyssop
INULA HELENIUM RADIX REC Horse-heal
IRIS GERMANICA VAR FLORENTINA RHIZOMA REC German Iris
IRIS VERSICOLOR RADIX REC Harlequin Blueflag, Larger Blue Flag, Northern Blue Flag
JACARANDA MIMOSEAIFOLIA FOL ET FLOS REC Jacaranda
JUSTICIA ADHATODA FOL REC Adulsa, Malabar Nut
KIGELIA AFRICANA CORTEX REC Sausage Tree
KIGELIA AFRICANA FOL REC Sausage Tree
KIGELIA AFRICANA FRUCT REC Sausage Tree
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (SYN.L.OFFICINALIS) FLOS RE Lavender, true lavender, narrow-leaved lavender or English lavender
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA HERBA REC Lavender, true lavender, narrow-leaved lavender or English lavender
LEONOTIS COMMIPHORA HERBA REC
LEONOTIS LEONURUS HERBA REC Lion’s Tail and Wild Dagga
LEONOTIS OCYMIFOLIA HERBA REC Lions Ear
LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM FOL ET FLOS REC Manuka or Tea tree or just Leptospermum
LILIUM TIGRINUM HERBA REC Tiger Lily
LINUM USITATISSIMUM HERBA REC Flax or linseed
LIPPIA CITRIODORA HERBA REC (SYN VERBENA ODORATA) Lemon Verbena and Lemon Beebrush
LOBELIA ERINUS HERBA REC Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia or Trailing Lobelia)
LOTUS CORNICULATUS HERBA REC Bird’s-foot Trefoil
MARRUBIUM VULGARE HERBA RECENS White Horehound or Common Horehound
MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA RADIX REC German chamomile
MEDICAGO SATIVA HERBA REC Alfalfa
MEDICAGO SATIVA PLANTA TOTA REC Alfalfa
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Yellow sweet clover, yellow melilot, ribbed melilot or common melilot
MELISSA OFFICINALIS FOL REC Lemon Balm
MELISSA OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Lemon Balm
MENTHA LONGIFOLIA HERBA REC Horse Mint
MENTHA PULEGIUM HERBA REC Pennyroyal, Squaw Mint, Mosquito Plant,[1] and Pudding Grass
MENTHA PIPERITA HERBA REC Peppermint
MESEMBRYANTHEMUM CRYSTALLINUM HERBA REC Ice Plant, Crystalline Iceplant or Iceplant
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE HERBA REC Watercress
NEPETA CATARIA FOL REC Catnip, catswort, or catmint
NEPETA CATARIA HERBA REC Catnip, catswort, or catmint
NERIUM OLEANDER FOL REC (TOXIC) Oleander
OENOTHERA BIENNIS HERBA REC Evening primrose or Evening star
OLEA AFRICANA FOL REC African olive, wild olive, iron tree, Indian olive or zambujeiro da India
OLEA EUROPAEA FOL REC Olive
ORIGANUM MAJORANA HERBA REC Marjoram
PAPAVER RHOEAS FLOS REC Corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, red poppy, red weed, coquelicot
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA HERBA REC Maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS HERBA REC Rose geranium, old fashion rose geranium, and rose-scent geranium
PELARGONIUM RENIFORME RADIX RECENS Kidney-leaved pelargonium (Eng.); rooirabas (Afr.)
PELARGONIUM SIDOIDES RADIX RECENS Pelargonium
PETROSELINUM CRISPUM PL. TOTA REC Parsely
PEUCEDANUM GALBANUM FOL REC (TOXIC) Blister Bush
PHASEOLUS NANUS FRUCT REC (TOXIC) Dwarf Bean
PHASEOLUS NANUS FRUCT REC (TOXIC) Dwarf Bean
PHYTOLACCA AMERICANA FRUCT REC (TOXIC) Virginia poke,American nightshade, cancer jalap, coakum, garget, inkberry, pigeon berry,pocan,pokeroot,pokeweed, pokeberry, redweed, scoke,red ink plant and chui xu shang lu
PHYTOLACCA AMERICANA RADIX REC (TOXIC) Virginia poke,American nightshade, cancer jalap, coakum, garget, inkberry, pigeon berry,pocan,pokeroot,pokeweed, pokeberry, redweed, scoke,red ink plant and chui xu shang lu
PHYTOLACCA DODECANDRA RADIX (TOXIC) Endod, Gopo Berry, or African soapberry
PIMPINELLA SAXIFRAGA RADIX REC Burnet Saxifrage
PINUS SYLVESTRIS FOL REC Scots Pine
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA FOL REC Ribwort plantain, English plantain, buckhorn plantain, and narrowleaf plantain
PLANTAGO MAJOR PLANTA TOTA REC Plantain; Soldier’s Herb
PLECTRANTHUS FRUTICOSUS HERBA REC Pink Spur Flower (E), Muishondblaar (A), Vlieëbos (A)
PLECTRANTHUS FRUTICOSUS HERBA REC Pink Spur Flower (E), Muishondblaar (A), Vlieëbos (A)
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FOL REC Guava
PUNICA GRANATUM CORTEX REC Pomegranate
PYGEUM (PRUNUS) AFRICANUM CORTEX Pygeum, African plum
QUERCUS ROBUR CORTEX REC English oak or pedunculate oak or French oak
QUERCUS ROBUR GLANS REC English oak or pedunculate oak or French oak
RIBES NIGRUM FRUCT REC Blackcurrant
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS FOL REC Rosemary
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS HERBA REC Rosemary
RUBUS IDAEUS FOL REC Red Raspberry
RUMEX ACETOSA RADIX REC Sorrel
RUMEX CRISPUS RADIX REC Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock
RUTA GRAVEOLENS HERBA REC (TOXIC) Rue, Herb-of-Grace
SALVIA OFFICINALIS FOL REC Sage
SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOS REC Elder, Elderberry, Black Elder, European Elder, European Elderberry, European Black Elderberry,Elder Bush
SAMBUCUS NIGRA FOL ET FLOS REC Elder, Elderberry, Black Elder, European Elder, European Elderberry, European Black Elderberry,Elder Bush
SAMBUCUS NIGRA FOL REC TOXIC Elder, Elderberry, Black Elder, European Elder, European Elderberry, European Black Elderberry,Elder Bush
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS PLANTA TOTA RECENS Soapwort
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Soapwort
SAXIFRAGA GRANULATA HERBA REC Meadow Saxifrage
SCILLA NATALENSIS BULBUS REC (TOXIC) Wild squill, Blue squill, Blue hyacinth, Blouberglelie, Blouslangkop, Inguduza
SCUTELLARIA LATERIFLORA HERBA REC Skullcap
SELENICEREUS GRANDIFLORUS FLOS REC Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus or Vanilla Cactus.
SENECIO JACOBAEA HERBA REC Ragwort
SENECIO SERRATULOIDES HERBA REC
SIPHONOCHILUS AETHIOPICUS TUBER REC Natal ginger, Wild ginger (English); Wildegemmer (Afrikaans); indungulo, isiphephetho (Zulu)
SIPHONOCHILUS AETHIOPICUS RHIZOMA REC Natal ginger, Wild ginger (English); Wildegemmer (Afrikaans); indungulo, isiphephetho (Zulu)
SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA HERBA REC European goldenrod or woundwort
SPANACIA OLERACEA RADIX REC Spinach
STELLARIA MEDIA HERBA REC Chickweed
SUTHERLANDIA FRUTESCENS HERBA REC cancer bush, umnwele(Xhosa & Zulu); kankerbos, blaasbossie, blaas-ertjie, eendjies, gansiekeurtjie, klappers, hoenderbelletjie (Afr.)
SUTHERLANDIA MICROPHYLLA HERBA REC Bitterblaar (a), Gansbossie (a), Grootgansies (a), Grootgansiesbos (a), Grootkankerbos (a), Hoenderkloek (a), Jantjie-bêrend (a), Kalkoentjiebos (a), Kankerbos
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE FOL REC Comfrey
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Comfrey
SYZYGIUM CORDATUM FOL REC Waterbessie, umdoni, water berry, umSwi, and umJoni
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE PLANTA TOTA REC Dandelion
TARAXACUM OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Dandelion
TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM HERBA REC (TOXIC) Cat Thyme.
TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM HERBA REC (TOXIC) Cat Thyme.
TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM PLANTA TOTA REC (TOXIC) Cat Thyme.
TEUCRIUM SCORODONIA HERBA REC (TOXIC) Wood Sage or Woodland germander
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS SUMMIT REC Tree of Life, Yellow Cedar, American Arborvitae, Arbor Vitae, Atlantic White Cedar, Cedrus Lycea
THYMUS SERPYLLUM HERBA REC Breckland Thyme,[1] Wild Thyme or Creeping Thyme
THYMUS VULGARIS HERBA REC Thyme
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS HERBA + FRUCT REC Bindii, bullhead,burra gokharu, caltrop, cat’s head,devil’s eyelashes, devil’s thorn,devil’s weed,goathead, puncturevine, and tackweed.
TRIFOLIUM REPENS FLOS Dutch clover
TROPAEOLUM MAJUS HERBA REC Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress or Monks Cress
TULBAGHIA VIOLACEA PLANTA TOTA REC Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
URTICA DIOICA HERBA REC Stinging Nettle
URTICA DIOICA PLANTA TOTA REC Stinging Nettle
URTICA URENS HERBA REC Annual Nettle, Dwarf Nettle or Small Nettle
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIA FRUCT REC Lowbush Blueberry
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON FRUCT REC Large cranberry, American Cranberry and Bearberry
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON FRUCT REC Large cranberry, American Cranberry and Bearberry
VALERIANA OFFICINALIS RADIX REC Valerian
VERBASCUM TAPSUS FLOS REC Mullein
VICIA FABA HERBA REC Broad bean, fava bean, field bean, bell bean, or tic bean
VINCA MINOR HERBA REC Lesser periwinkle and Dwarf periwinkle
VIOLA TRICOLOR HERBA REC Heartsease
VISCUM CAPENSIS HERBA REC Cape Mistletoe
WARBURGIA SALUTARIS CORTEX REC Pepper-bark tree(Eng.); peperbasboom (Afr.); Isibhaha (Zulu); manaka (Venda); shibaha (Tsonga)
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA RADIX REC Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, or winter cherry
XYSMALOBIUM UNDULATUM RADIX REC (TOXIC ) Milk bush, milkwort, uzura, wild cotton, wave-leaved xysmalobium (Eng.); bitterhout, bitterwortel,(Afr.)
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE RHIZOMA REC Ginger