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Alternative Names

Box Holly, Balai du Boucher, Fragon Épineux, Fragon Faux Houx Fragon, Fragon Piquant, Houx Frelon, Jew's Myrtle, Kneeholm, Knee Holly, Pettigree, Petit Houx, Sweet Broom, Rusci Aculeati Rhizoma, Rusci Aculeati, Rusco CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Spanish Broom and Scotch Broom

Scientific Name

Ruscus Aculeatus

Why Do People Use Butchers Broom?

The oral preparations of Ruscus aculeatus (Butchers Broom), like butcher broom powder, are predominantly utilized for numerous purposes few of them are for gallstones, hemorrhoids, for chronic venous symptoms such as pain, swelling, atherosclerosis, leg cramps, heaviness issues, varicose veins, leg edema problem, itching complaints, peripheral and vascular disease. Butchers broom powder is also utilized as a diuretic, as a laxative, to cure the healing of fractures and also for anti-inflammatory actions.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Ruscus aculeatus is likely safe to use when utilized orally for short term and in an appropriate manner. Butchers broom is not associated with any serious side effects as long as it used for maximum three months duration. Lactation and Pregnancy - There is inadequate information regarding the safety of butcher broom powder in pregnant and breast feeding females. Therefore, such females should avoid the use of such products.

How Effective Is Butchers Broom?

Likely Effective - When Butchers broom is taken separately or in combination with hesperidin or vitamin C, it appears to give positive results for symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency that include heaviness, pain, swelling and itching issues and leg cramps problems. Insufficient Reliable Evidence to Rate - Few clinical experiments have demonstrated that by taking butcher broom powder orally, it appears to relive the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. However, still the information available in this regard in insufficient and more confirmation is required.

How Butchers Broom Works?

The most effective parts of Ruscus aculeatus are it roots and rhizomes. Butcher broom is rich in constituents like steroidal saponin, neoruscogenin and ruscogenin, which develop vasoconstrictive effects by causing activation of alpha adrenergic receptors. Butcher broom seems to have venotonic properties that decrease the capacity of venous blood vessels and resultant pooling of bloods in them. It is also reported that it inflicts defensive effects on smooth muscle, vascular endothelium and capillaries. Butcher broom powder is also rich in flavonoids. These flavonoids are vital in strengthening the blood vessels, decreasing capillary fragility and sustaining the normal state of health of these vascular channels.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Butchers Broom?

The oral consumption of butcher broom powder may trigger some side effects like diarrhea, gastritis and nausea.

How Butchers Broom Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Herbs with Alpha-Adrenergic Agonist Activity - Theoretically, Ruscus aculeatus may enhance the effects of supplements and herbs with alpha-agonist properties. Herbs with intrinsic alpha adrenergic activity include bitter yam, bitter orange, coca, butcher's broom, ephedra and country mallow. Herbs with Alpha-Adrenergic Antagonist Activity - Theoretically, butcher broom may decrease effects of supplement and herbs having alpha-antagonist properties. Herbs in Alpha-Adrenergic Antagonist category include codonopsis, berberine, goldenseal, European barberry, Oregon grape, yohimbe goldenthread, rye grass, phellodendron, tree turmeric and saw palmetto.

How Butchers Broom Interacts With Drugs?

Alpha-Adrenergic Agonists - Interaction rating of alpha-adrenergic agonists and butchers broom is moderate so be careful of this mixture. Theoretically, butcher broom powder may have additive impacts when used in combination drugs with alpha-agonist properties. These drugs include yohimbine (Aphrodyne), terazosin (Hytrin), doxazosin (Cardura) and other drugs.

How Butchers Broom Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Butchers Broom Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Butchers Broom Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Butchers Broom?

In order to cure chronic venous insufficiency symptoms, mixture of 100 mg ascorbic acid and 150 mg hesperidin combined with 150 mg root extract of butcher broom are used three times a day.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Butchers Broom Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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