herbalists have used Butcher's Broom for centuries to alleviate
constipation and excess water retention. Butcher's Broom herbal
extract may ease the swelling and pain
of arthritis and rheumatism, and it works very well
for people who are on their feet all day. It has been used in
the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, sores,
hemorrhoids, thrombo-phlebitis, chilblains or swelling
brought on by excess water and poor circulation and even blood
clots in the legs. Because it encourages the flow of urine, it
is useful for combating bladder and urinary tract
infections and is also thought to enhance the health of the
kidneys and bladder. Though it is not that common in the U.S.,
European hospitals use Butcher's Broom to prevent blood clots after
surgery. The herb is said to have cleansing properties,
particularly within the blood vessels, and maintain healthy blood
viscosity and cholesterol levels. Scientists are investigating
Butcher's Broom tincture for the treatment of orthostatic
hypotension (a drop in blood pressure after standing or lying
down). Butcher's Broom is said to enhance the blood flow to the
legs, hands and brain. There are reports that Butcher's Broom is
also a mood enhancer, providing a calming hormonal effect on
teenagers during puberty and lessening the severity of mood
swings. One of the other popular benefits of Butcher's Broom
is that it can correct system imbalances that inhibit proper
function of the bowels. This herbal remedy can
correct constipation in a short period of time.
Broom is thought to help orthostatic hypotension (a drop in blood
pressure upon rising from a sitting position that causes dizziness
and fainting) and is also well-known for its ability to treat
Meniere's disease and vertigo. Chronic orthostatic hypotension can
be a severely debilitating disease in the elderly, people with
diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Parkinson's
disease, scrofulous growths and in people who take
medications that affect the autonomic nervous system.
clinical trials, Butcher's Broom was shown to reduce swelling after
radiation treatment in the upper arm. It is also thought to ease
swollen lymph glands caused by syphilis and may alleviate the pain
and swelling in the carpal tunnel of the wrist, caused by
repetitive motion. Butcher's Broom tincture can also increase the
blood flow to the brain, legs, feet and hands. Research suggests
that both orally and topically, Butcher's Broom extract can help to
reduce the venous insufficiency-related pain, cramps, heaviness,
itching and swelling in the legs and is reported to treat varicose
veins and thrombophlebitis. By increasing circulation of the blood,
Butcher's Broom may be of benefit in the treatment of disorders,
such as Raynaud's disease or Buerger's disease.
This herb is
commonly used to reduce the swelling and to treat the pain and
swelling associated with arthritis and rheumatism. It works
particulary well for those who stand on their feet all day.
herbal doctors have used Butcher's Broom for centuries to alleviate
excess water retention. Glycolic acid is another valuable
constituent of Butcher's Broom that has a diuretic action and
promotes weight loss and can be of great help for treating
Broom is ideal for eliminating fluid retention and due to its
anti-inflammatory action it helps fight pain and is beneficial in
the treatment of edema. It promotes bladder and kidney health and
has been used in the treatment of kidney stones. With its ability
to reduce water retention, it is beneficial for treating bladder
infections and bladder stones as well as chilblains.
constituents of Butcher's Broom include steroidal saponins. This
herbal treatment has been used to treat chronic venous
insufficiency. This is a condition in which the veins are unable to
perform effectively and carry blood back to the heart. It is quite
a painful condition for those who are afflicted and those who have
taken this herbal remedy have been very satisfied with its healing
effects. As a result of having insufficient blood supply, blood
clots can develop, another condition that Butcher's Broom has
proven helpful in the treatment of. In Europe, a derivative of this
herb is often used in hospitals to prevent the development of blood
clots after surgery. Butcher's Broom is an anti-inflammatory that
reduces blood vessel fragility and permeability and may be helpful
when taken before and after surgery to prevent or minimize
post-operative thrombosis, or blood clots.
also been found to be effective as a natural treatment for
artherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), another dangerous
disease of the heart that is caused by plaque building up in the
walls of the arteries preventing proper amounts of blood to flow
through. In cases where this herb has been used, the condition is
actually reversed and in this way patients do not require open
heart surgery to correct blockages.
Broom may be a beneficial treatment for swollen lymph glands. The
anti-inflammatory effects can help to treat lymphedema, a condition
that prevents normal drainage of fluids the the lymph nodes causing
swelling to the extremities. It also acts to stimulate lymphatic
flow, as noted by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and was
studied to on women who developed lymphedema after breast cancer
surgery. In that study it was found to substantially reduce the
swelling in the arms.
approved by the German Commission E guidelines as an herbal
treatment for hemorrhoids and herbalists have used Butcher's
Broom for treating painful hemorrhoids for years since discovering
that it tightens the dilated blood vessels that form hemorrhoids.
It is believed to be particularly effective for easing the burning
and itching sensations accompanying inflamed hemorrhoids. and is
also beneficial for relieving constipation, so it will definitely
take away the strain during bowel movements. Not being forced to
strain will lessen the swelling of the veins which is the number
one cause of pain for those who are afflicted.
effectiveness of Butcher's Broom liquid tinctures and liquid
extracts, vitamin C should be taken everyday, as well, since
vitamin C can increase the potency against hemorrhoids and
lymphedema. It is frequently combined with Witch Hazel in an
ointment that can be locally applied to the anus area to bring
relief of the pain that is caused by hemorrhoids.
Broom tincture may be useful treat and prevent wet macular
degeneration or any other forms of the condition. It is believed to
promote blood vessel health and, therefore, may help prevent
leaking blood vessels under the macula.
contains rutins and other and other flavonoids that increase blood
flow to the brain, as well. There are those that testify Butcher's
Broom extracts can help with mild depression, anxiety, mood swings
and even the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Broom tinctures may also clear the chest from phlegm, thus
relieving difficult breathing. It has been reported to work
effectively, when combined with green or black tea, to improve
inhalation and exhalation.
Broom is also an herbal remedy that has been prescribed by health
care practitioners to help treat gangrene. Scientists have
discovered that sparteine, one of the main components of
Butcher's Broom, inhibits the proteins in snake venom and is a
potent treatment for detoxification of some snake bites.
Ingredients: Butcher's Broom, Distilled
Water, 20% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water,
under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake
well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Butcher's Broom Herbal
Supplement is most effective when taken with vitamin C. Large
amounts of Butcher's Broom (many times the recommended dosage)
should not be taken, as it may cause vomiting, purging, low blood
pressure and toxicity. Butcher's Broom should not be taken with
high blood pressure medications nor with medications for benign
prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or MAO inhibitors. It is recommended
that this herb be used under the supervision of a health care
Disclaimer: The information presented herein
by New Way Herbs is intended for educational
purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.
Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it
is always advisable to consult with your own health care
From Elizabeth Meuser of Coconut Creek, Florida on 8/9/2014.
From Anonymous of Gilbert, Arizona on 8/28/2012.
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