Scientific Name: Rusculus aculeatus
Other Name: Jew’s Myrtle, Sweet Broom, Scotch Broom
Butcher’s Broom is a member of the lily family, native to the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. The herbal preparation is actually made from the rhizome(root) that grows along the ground. French scientist discovered that this plant contains steroidal-type compounds that can constrict veins and reduce inflammation.
Its name was taken long ago because its bundled branches were made into brooms that were used by butchers.
Butcher’s Broom Natural Treatment for Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids:
- Varicose Veins are veins that have become swollen and enlarged, it is a sign of poor circulation. Study made on people with varicose veins in the legs, those taking butcher’s broom extract in combination with flavonoid improved significantly without side effects.
- Hemorrhoids are swollen or varicose anal veins. Butcher’s broom can be used for the treatment of an acute hemorrhoid condition or on a long-term basis to keep hemorrhoid tissue from becoming engorged and inflamed.
Other Health Benefits of Butcher’s Broom:
- Improves circulation in hands and feet.
- Helps reduce edema in legs or feet
- Anti-inflammatory action can reduce swelling caused by arthritis and rheumatism.
- Relieve constipation
- Improve overall circulation
- Drinking butcher’s broom tea regularly can help with chronic dark circles under the eyes.
How to Make Butcher’s Broom Tea:Place 1 teaspoon of chopped root in a cup of boiling water and allow to steep in a closed teapot for 10 minutes. Strain and drink up to 4 cups a day.
How to Use the Butcher Broom Ointment: Apply small amounts of ointment to hemorrhoids until inflammation has cleared.
Medicine Interaction: Butcher’s broom might decrease the effectiveness of some medication used for high blood pressure.