Common Names: Saltbush, Atriplex, Groundsel Bush, Orach
Properties: Diuretic, Anti-cancer, Detoxifier, Immune system booster, Anti-inflammatory, Laxative, Digestive aid
What is Salt Bush?
Salt bush is the Baccharis halimifolia plant, a variety of bush plants that grow in salt water and saline soil regions. Also known as sea myrtle, salt bushes grow white flowers. Various parts of the plant can be used in herbal medicine.1
Salt Bush Health Uses and Health Benefits
Salt bush health benefits have included having healing properties for coughs and congestion. Traditionally, salt bush has also been used for digestive health in treating constipation. It also has natural analgesic properties, making it a natural remedy for relieving pain. As a natural anti-inflammatory, salt bush can also help to relieve swelling and irritation, including from inflammatory digestive conditions.1,2