Butchers Broom Herbal Extract
Ruscus aculeatus Herbal Extract 1:4 50%
$6.00 per ounce
Also known as: Balai du Boucher, Box Holly, Fragon, Jew's Myrtle, Kneeholm, Knee Holly, Pettigree, Sweet Broom, Rusci Aculeati, Rusci Aculeati Rhizoma, Rusco, Ruscus aculeatus.
History: Ancient Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote of this particular herb in his work Naturalis Historia, describing its ability to reduce the swelling in diseased limbs. The medicinal use of the brush-like branches of the Broom, under the name Genista, Genesta, or Genestia, is mentioned in the earliest printed herbals, under Passau, 1485, the Hortus Sanitatis, 1491, the Grete Herball, 1516, and others. It is likewise the Genista figured by the German botanists and pharmacologists of the sixteenth century.
Broom was used in ancient Anglo-Saxon medicine and by the Welsh physicians of the early Middle Ages. It had a place in the London Pharmacopceia of 1618 and is included in the British Pharmacopoeia of the present day.
Actions: Ruscus aculeatus has mildly astringent, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.
Constituents: 10% saponins, including the steroidal saponin glycosides ruscogenin and neoruscogenin; steroidal sapogenins; sterols, triterpenes, flavonoids including rutin, coumarins, sparteine, tyramine, and glycolic acid.
Natural herbs such as Ruscus aculetus powder should be treated with the same caution as prescription drugs;
Keep away from children. Consult your health care professional before use.
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