Buther’s Broom is an evergreen like-shrub that originated in Hungary, spreading all over Europe and has been cultivated throughout history for its medicinal properties for promoting circulatory system health.
It works by activating receptors that stimulate the release of noradrenaline and steroidal saponins which increase vascular tone and constrict blood vessels. The constriction of the blood vessels help to get the blood moving and reduces pooling. Butcher’s Broom contains flavanoids (rutin) that support normal circulation, strengthens blood vessels and ameliorates blood flow to brain, hands and legs.
It is known to help with varicose veins and hemorrhoids which are said to result in a loss of blood vessel integrity. Thus Butcher’s Broom is used to support this condition by improving and promoting microcirculation, capillary flow, and strengthening connective tissues. Other general uses include, anti-inflammatory, aromatic, diaphoretic, diuretic, mildly laxative and is a vasoconstrictive agent. Also used for constipation, improves blood circulation and ameliorates water retention discomfort.