- Latin Name: Ruscus Aculeatus
- CAS No.: 84012-38-4
- Active Ingredient: Ruscogenine
- Specifications: 10% – 20%
- Test Method: UV
- Part used: Root
- Appearance: Fine yellow brown powder
The Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is a small evergreen shrub, up to 80 cm tall, very common in the Mediterranean area. Its properties are mainly related to phytosterols which give the butcher’s broom diuretic properties with the elimination of chlorides, sedative and anti-inflammatory of the urinary tract, has beneficial effects against kidney stones, cystitis, gout, arthritis and non-joint rheumatism. The butcher’s broom is the most powerful natural vasoconstrictor known, useful in the therapy of varicose veins with a vasoconstrictor action exerted above all at the level of the capillaries. It exerts an anti-inflammatory action that acts by decreasing capillary fragility, increasing the tone of the venous wall thus promoting blood circulation which results in a decrease in the heaviness and swelling of the legs.
It also has a beneficial effect on hemorrhoids and phlebitis.