Butchers Broom - Uses and Benefits
Ruscus aculeatus, Kneeholy, Kneeholm, Jew's Myrtle, Sweet Broom, Pettigree, Knee Holly,Box Holly.
Butcher's broom is a short evergreen shrub that grows throughout southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Its a member of the Liliaceae family with stiff, pointed life-like twigs.It has tough, green,barkless stems, erect, striated stems that send out number of short branches & very rigid leaves that are actually extensions of the stem and terminate in a single sharp spine.The small white-greenish flowers mature from the center of the leaves and blossom in the early spring. The Butcher's Broom name comes from its use as a broom in butcher's shops in Europe up until the twentieth century.
The root has no smell, but has an initially sweetish taste that then turns slightly bitter. Both the root and stem of the small plant are used in many herbal medications.The root of this shrub has been used by the Greek doctors for the treatment of various circulatory disorders also for swelling and varicose veins since the ancient times of the Greeks.
This drought tolerate plant requires dry or moist soil & prefers sandy,loamy and heavy soils.It needs well drained soil and can develop in heavy clay & nutritionally poor soils.It can mature in deep woodland or light woodland.
Uses and Benefits
Scientific studies reported that butcher's broom can tighten the circulatory system's veins and
increase the strength of
the capillary walls.It is also used to mitigate inflammation brought on by carpal tunnel, arthritis, rheumatism, and varicose veins.
Used as a mildly bitter tea it enhance circulation to the limbs and acts to ebb the incidence of post surgical thrombosis or blood clotting.It is also an efficacious for facial products, used to remove make up, anti cuperosis products and cosmetics to be applied to the eye surround or on sensitive and irritated skins.
Using butcher's broom orally has been associated with nausea or irregular and mild stomach upset.
Taking butchers broom tightens the blood vessels which may lead to worsen high blood pressure or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Butcher's broom is not prescribed for those person with high blood pressure.
Butcher's broom have anti inflammatory property can be earnestly restrained by phenobarbital & certain other sedatives & hypnotics , as well as a beta-adrenergic blocking agents .
Looking for the highest quality bulk herbs, teas and capsules?
HOME | ABOUT US | CONTACT US |
Copyright © 2006-2014 Health-Care-Tips.org. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: The services and information provided here are for information purposes. These information are not intended to act as a substitute for a professional healthcare practitioner advise. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor.
Only personal contact with the qualified healthcare practitioner of your choice - who knows your health history, who can examine you, and who can bring expertise and experience to bear on your situation -- can yield advice about how you ought to handle any of the information you obtain from sources accessed through this service.
Copyright © 2006-2014 Health-Care-Tips.org. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: The services and information provided here are for information purposes. These information are not intended to act as a substitute for a professional healthcare practitioner advise. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor.