Butcher’s Broom is a small leafed bush that has been used for centuries by herbal doctors in Europe to ease the symptoms of a wide variety of medical conditions. It is known by other names, such as Knee Holly, Jew Myrtle, Sweet Broom and Kneeholm and is mainly found in the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. The root and the stem of this herb are used in preparing the herbal medication, which usually takes the form of ointment and suppositories. It is also made into capsules that contain Vitamin C that should be taken three times a day.
Butcher’s Broom has been used successfully to treat constipation. It also helps with water retention and improves the circulation of the blood through the body. According to the research that has been done on this herb, it works to strengthen the walls of the capillaries and therefore helps to strengthen the veins. It does contain rubin, which is known to enhance the blood flow to the brain and the extremities of the body.
The primary constituents of Butcher’s Broom include steroidal saponins. This herb has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as chronic veinous insufficiency. This is a condition in which the veins are unable to perform the job of effectively carrying the blood back to the heart. It is a painful condition and those who have taken this herbal remedy have been very satisfied with the healing results. As a result of having insufficient blood supply, varicose veins and blood clots can develop – two other conditions for which Butcher’s Broom has been helpful. In Europe, a derivative of this herb is often used in hospitals to prevent the development of blood clots after surgery.
Artheroschlerosis is another dangerous disease of the heart in which the use of Butcher’s Broom as an herbal remedy has proven effective. This is a condition in which plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries preventing the proper amounts of blood from flowing through. In cases where this herb has been used, the condition actually reversed and in this way patients did not require open heart surgery to correct the blockages.
This herb has also been used to reduce the swelling of the legs in those who spend most of the day on their feet and to treat the pain and swelling associated with arthritis and rheumatism. It also works as a mild diuretic and as a mild laxative. Those who are suffering from haemorrhoids will get almost instant relief from the use of suppositories containing Butcher’s Broom.