Butcher’s Broom is a bush bearing small leaves that is very common all throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Butcher’s broom is a member of the lily family and bears a strong resemblance to the asparagus plant. Butcher’s Broom is also known by several other names including Sweet Broom, Knee Holly, Jew’s Myrtle, Pettigree, and Kneeholm. The roots and the stems of the Butcher’s Broom plant are common ingredients in herbal remedies.
There have been several ailments that Butcher’s Broom has been shown to help alleviate, constipation and water retention to name a few. It is very easy to see how a person suffering from hemorrhoid issues would be able to benefit from using Buthcher’s Broom. With constipation being the main reason as to why hemorrhoids develop deciding to use Butcher’s Broom can take that problem away thus removing the potential for hemorrhoids to develop because there would be no need to strain during bowel movements. If you do not need to strain during bowel movements will completely remove any swelling in the veins which cause hemorrhoid pain.
This handy herb has been known to assist n reducing cramping, swelling and other symptoms brought on by venous insufficiency. It is this troublesome condition that causes varicose veins. Spider veins and blood clots in legs. In Europe Butcher’s Broom is used to help prevent blood clotting after surgery.
In order to be able to get the full benefits of Butcher’s Broom it comes in several different forms. Topical applications such as ointments are available and there are also suppository forms available. You will find that a capsule form is available that is combined with vitamin C and people can take 1,000mg capsules three times per day.
At this time there has been no significantly ill effects from taking Butcher’s Broom. In some cases some people who have taken it have reported being nauseous. People who have high blood pressure should stay away from taking Butcher’s Broom.