Butcher's Broom

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What other names is Butcher's Broom known by?

Balai du Boucher, Box Holly, Fragon, Fragon Épineux, Fragon Faux Houx, Fragon Piquant, Houx Frelon, Jew's Myrtle, Kneeholm, Knee Holly, Petit Houx, Pettigree, Sweet Broom, Rusci Aculeati, Rusci Aculeati Rhizoma, Rusco, Ruscus aculeatus.

What is Butcher's Broom?

Butcher's broom is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Poor circulation in the legs including pain, heaviness, leg cramps, itching, and swelling.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Low blood pressure when getting up, constipation, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, broken bones, circulation diseases, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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