Butcher's Broom Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Butcher's Broom Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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Butcher’s broom, also known as knee holly and Jew’s myrtle, is a broadleaf evergreen shrub original to Asia, Africa and Europe. A cousin to asparagus, the plant is noted for its resilience because it can thrive in deep shade in the woods or tolerate harsh conditions encountered along coastal cliffs.

The rhizome of the plant which is lifted in the fall is dried and chopped and made into tea, tincture or extract.

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Ruscus aculeatus

Butcher's Broom Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Butchers broom root, c/s, wild crafted

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound6
originunited states
active compoundsarctigenin
plant part usedseed
sustainabilitywild crafted
why buy cut & sifted butcher's broom root?butcher's broom contains antioxidants and minerals.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody.


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cosmeticInfuse the bark in oil for use in topical salves and balms.
culinaryUse in tea blends or to make tinctures and extracts.
safetyConsult a health care practitioner before using this herb if you have a history of high blood pressure. May increase the effects of diuretic medications.

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butcher's broom root

Slightly bitter prepared as tea.

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butcher's broom root

At one time, the mature branches of butcher’s broom were bundled and dried and used as brooms. Specifically, these bundles were just the right size to handle to sweep away debris from the butcher’s block, hence the plant’s common name. The alternate name knee holly is a reference to the leaf’s resemblance to evergreen holly leaves and the height of the shrub typically reaching knee level.

Butcher’s broom root is harvested for its diuretic and vasoconstricting qualities. In Europe, the herb is approved by the German Commission E for chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The effect of butcher’s broom on blood vessels is due to the presence of several steroidal saponins, most notably ruscogenin and neoruscogenin.

As a dietary supplement, butcher’s broom root is a good source of the antioxidants beta-carotene, rutin and vitamin C, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other trace minerals.

Background: Butchers Broom got its name because butchers bundled the branches and used them for brooms in their shops.

Description: Butchers Broom is an evergreen bush which has small leaves and is said to grow to the approximate height of a man’s knee, or 3 feet. It is found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It resembles asparagus and is a member of the lily family. Its flowers are greenish white and it has deep red berries that ripen in September. It is cultivated in the fall.

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