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Butcher's Broom

Other Names: Butcher's Broom, Kneeholm, Kneehulver, Pettigree, Sweet Broom, Knee Holly, Jew's Myrtle, Box Holly, Ruscus Aculeatus
Traditional Usages: Varicose Veins, Piles, Yellow Jaundice, Obstructed Menstruation, Oedeema, Hemorrhoids, Atherosclerosis - Clogged Arteries, Sore Throat, Knitting Broken Bones, Improves Circulation, Relieving Difficult Breathing, Clearing Phlegm, Hemorrhoids, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Cramps in the legs.
Resources: England, Europe, Western Asia, North Africa
Parts Used: Herb, Root
Administration Method: Extracts for external use.
Herb Action: Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic
Herbal Research: Butcher's Broom
Health Warning: In rare cases, gastric disorders or nausea may occur.

Butcher's Broom - Herbal remedy for PilesButchers broom extract contains anti-inflammatory and vein-constricting properties that can shrink the swollen tissue. Butcher's broom is usually recommended in capsule or tea form. As the tea has a slightly bitter taste, a bit of honey can be used to sweeten it. The tea can be made by infusing one teaspoon of the herb in a cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes. Butchers broom has also been shown to be effective when applied topically as an ointment or compress.
Health Warning: Butchers broom should not be used by people with high blood pressure and by people taking other medications unless otherwise recommended by their doctor.

Butcher's Broom - Herbal remedy for Varicose Veins: Butcher's broom is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that is used to treat venous insufficiency. It tightens the veins and fortifies the walls of capillary vessels. Butcher's broom is available in a topical ointment. Apply a dollop of ointment to veins twice daily.

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