Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) provides relief for Aneurysms, Arteriosclerosis, Blood Clots, prevents Capillary Weakness, Phlebitis, Stroke Prevention, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Varicose Veins. It acts on the blood vessels by stimulating the release of nor-epinephrine, which then produces a vaso-constricting effect. The production of nor-epinephrine 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 those who stand for lengthy periods of time. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, and has the characteristic of strengthening the walls of the blood vessels. It has been beneficial for improving peripheral circulation, increasing circulation to the brain, legs and arms. It has a diuretic effect, causing the constriction of blood vessels while also lowering cholesterol.
Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Butcher’s Broom can provide relief for: Aneurysm, Arteriosclerosis, Blood Clots, prevents Capillary Weakness, Hemorrhoids, Inflammation (general), Jaundice, Phlebitis (vein inflammation), Stroke Prevention, Thrombosis (blood clotting), Varicose Veins