Jump to navigation Jump to search „Butcher’s Broom“ redirects here. Fortschritte der Chemie Organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products PDF the novel by Neil M. Ruscus’s common name Butcher’s Broom hails from one of its original uses.
Författare: N. H. Andersen.
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In Europe, Ruscus species were traditionally harvested for their flat and stiff branches to make small brooms that were used for clearing off and cleaning butchering blocks. Butcher’s broom has been used by a variety of peoples as a treatment for a variety of ailments. A classical remedy from Europe claimed that the rhizomes could be used as a diuretic. In ancient Greece, butcher’s broom was used as a laxative or diuretic, and it was also believed to remove kidney stones when added to wine. In the modern day, it is the butcher’s broom rhizome and its extract that are of interest. It is usually given orally as a powder or tincture.
The rhizomes are the most commonly used part of the plant and are proposed as possible treatment of many lower limb issues, especially those dealing with or relating to circulation. European health agencies, including the German Commission E, the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapies, and European Medicines Agency, all recognize the benefits of Ruscus aculeatus for alleviating symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. Several studies have been conducted on the efficacy of Ruscus aculeatus on CVI and the related symptoms such as varicose veins. The major phytochemicals in butcher’s broom are steroidal saponins. Saponins occur naturally in plants as glycosides and have foam forming properties. Newer research has also uncovered that there are polyphenols present in butcher’s broom may also be physiologically active, possibly as an antioxidant.