There are a bunch of plants with the name broom that are useful for sweeping, but Butcher’s broom is the only one that has the ability to sweep away circulation problems.
To avoid a mix up it’s a good idea to look for the Latin name: Ruscus aculeatus.
Closely related to asparagus, the shoots can be prepared and eaten in the same fashion as asparagus. If unharvested the shoots will turn into a low-growing evergreen bush.
May help relieve hemorrhoids
May treat leg vein problems
Butcher’s Broom works to narrow the blood vessels helping to reduce inflammation. Anecdotal reports accumulated that Butcher’s Broom would help treat venous insufficiency or chronic phlebopathy, when the veins don’t work properly and it causes itching, swelling, tingling, heaviness and cramping.
When choosing to use Butcher’s Broom it’s important to look for a guaranteed potency extract with 10 percent total saponins.
Less potent tea: 2-4 teaspoons of twigs or 1-2 teaspoons of fresh rhizome per cup of boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Up to cups per day.
Use caution when using Butcher’s Broom because it constricts the veins and it could cause a raise in blood pressure which could lead to stroke. Circulatory problems are serious, consider consulting with your physician before using Butcher’s Broom.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.