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Butcher's Broom
(Ruscus aculeatus) aka - Asparagaceae

Butcher’s Broom acts on the blood vessels by stimulating the release of norepinephrine, which then produces a vaso-constricting effect. The production of norepinephrine lengthens the time required to clot the blood and thus explains its use in preventing post-operative thrombosis. Butcher’s Broom is also useful in pregnancy and for people who stand for lengthy periods of time. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, as well as having the characteristic of strengthening the walls of the blood vessels. It is beneficial for improving peripheral circulation, while also increasing circulation to the brain, legs and arms. It has been used to treat thrombosis or blood clots, arteriosclerosis, hemorrhoids, and peripheral circulation problems and to lower cholesterol. It has a diuretic effect; symptoms such as edema, itching, cramping, and water retention have also been relieved using Butcher’s broom.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Butcher’s Broom may provide relief from:

• Aneurysms
• Arteriosclerosis
• Capillary Weakness
• Edema of Legs
• Phlebitis (vein inflammation)
• Stroke Prevention
• Prevention of Thrombosis (blood clots)

Butcher's Broom

  • Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Lithotriptic, Purgative (mild), Vasoconstrictor Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, manganese, niacin, potassium, selenium, sodium, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and zinc
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