Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus), a medicinal herb native to the Mediterranean and
once popular for making brooms, provides several modern medicinal benefits. People
have used the herb for centuries, once even consuming it as a vegetable. Today, an
extract made with butcher's broom roots and rootstock is the herb's primary claim to
fame. Widely used in Europe, butcher's broom has recently gained in popularity in the
United States as scientific research has begun to prove the herb's potential for treating
a variety of circulatory and inflammatory conditions.
Benefits of Butcher's Broom
A traditional remedy for varicose veins and other circulatory conditions, butcher's
broom has the ability to relive leg pain caused by poor circulation and related symptoms,
including swelling, itching, cramping, heaviness, tension and numbness.
Topical ointments and suppositories made with butcher's broom provide relief when
dabbed onto itchy, painful hemorrhoids. Taken internally, the herb also may expedite
the healing process. In her book “Prescription for Herbal Healing,” Phyllis A. Balch
explains that butcher's broom tightens the dilated blood vessels that form hemorrhoids
and relieves the burning and itching associated with the condition.
Butcher's broom may benefit sufferers of various inflammatory conditions, including
carpal tunnel syndrome, lymphedema swollen ankles and general swelling in the lower
extremities. The herb increases blood flow, promotes circulation, strengthens blood
vessels, reduces capillary fragility and prevents pooling of the blood in the legs.
These properties give butcher's broom the ability to relieve swollen lymph glands and
alleviate swelling in the carpal tunnel of the wrist caused by repetitive motion.
Treat Varicose Veins
The herb is used orally and in combination with Vitamin C & Hesperidin to treat leg
ailments in humans. The usage of Butcher’s broom is promoted by the Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for treatment against varicose vein under proper
medical guidance. The herb is known to tighten and contract blood vessels and
capillaries in the body. Therefore, many clinical studies have shown the effectiveness
of butcher’s broom to treat varicose veins. The herb can be used orally or can be
applied topically to treat varicose veins.
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules
|Servings Per Container: 45
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value
|Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) Root
|† Daily Value (DV) not established.
As a dietary supplement take two (2) capsules three (3) times a day with food or water.
Vegetable cellulose, rice flour, calcium silicate.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing. Do not
use if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are taking any medications or have a
medical condition, consult with your healthcare practitioner before use.
Store in a cool, dry place.