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Butcher's Broom

Ruscus aculeatus L.

sku-e: E043
standarization: DER 4:1 saponin 5%, 7% (UV) ruscogenins 2% (HPLC)
plant part: Rhizoma
ema: EMA/HMPC/261938/2007
pharmacopoeia: Ph. Eur. 01/2017:1847

Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus L.) belongs to the Ruscaceae family. It is said that this plant scares mice away. Herb raw material of the plant is Rusci aculeati rhizoma which contains steroidal saponins (ruscin, ruscogenin, neoruscogenin, ruscoside), flavonoids, phytosterols, triterpenes, coumarin and essential oils. Products made from butcher’s broom are traditionally used for problems with discomfort and heaviness of legs. They can also help with disorder of venous circulation, itching and burning of hemorrhoids. In the cosmetic industry butcher’s broom is used for skin that is prone to allergies and acne and also for capillary skin.

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