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Butcher's Broom


Butcher's Broom - Research
Human studies have investigated formulations containing butcher’s broom for their effects on insufficient blood flow to the lower limbs.2  Butcher’s broom by itself has been studied for its potential vein-constricting action when applied locally.2  
Europeans have been using the shrub as a laxative and diuretic (to promote urination) for almost two thousand years.2  Many cultures soaked the rootstock in water or wine to help alleviate abdominal complaints.
 
References:
1  Bown D. The Herb Society of America New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; 2001.
 
2  Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J, editors. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council; Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000.
 
3  Chevallier A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; 1996.
 
Ruscus aculeatus L. Liliaceae. Species of Concern. Europe’s Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Their Use, Trade and Conservation. Available at: http://www.traffic.org/plants/species-13.html. Accessed March 16, 2005.
 


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