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 vasoconstriction 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 has been beneficial for improving peripheral circulation to the legs and arms, while also increasing circulation to the brain. It has a diuretic effect, causing the constriction of blood vessels while also lowering cholesterol.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Butcher’s Broom can provide relief for: • Aneurysms • Arteriosclerosis • Blood Clots • Capillary Weakness • Hemorrhoids • Inflammation • Phlebitis • Thrombosis • Varicose Veins