Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
Definition: A natural vaso-constrictor, butcher's broom strengthens weak blood vessels and discourages the formation of blood clots. It also possesses significant anti-inflammatory properties.
Applications: Arteriosclerosis, capillary weakness, diabetic retinopathy, hemorrhoids, inflammation, jaundice, phlebitis, varicose veins, blood clot (prevention), leg cramps, gout and jaundice.
Scientific Updates: Research has confirmed the ability of butcher's broom to constrict vessels and inhibit inflammation. Both of these properties make the herb ideal for fragile capillaries of swollen veins. European practitioners routinely use butcher's broom for any disorder affecting the veins, especially hemorrhoids.
Complementary Agents: Ginkgo, ginger, bilberry, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, grape seed or pine bark extract.
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