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Source Naturals, Butcher's Broom is a dietary supplement of a local anti-inflammatory effect. It seals blood vessels, shows anti-oedematous properties and effectively alleviates hemorrhoidal disease symptoms. The product contains the butcher's-broom extract (Ruscus aculeatus) ‒ 500 mg in a single tablet.
The product is recommended in the case of pain and itching around the anus as well as in the inflammation of the rectum lining and in the early stage of hemorrhoidal disease. The supplement can be also used as a support in the therapy after surgery of anal fistulas and hemorrhoids. It can be also effective in the case of “heavy legs”, tingling, fatigue and tremors resulting from the insufficiency of lymphatic vessels and veins.
Chronic venous insufficiency is increasingly common problem among the society and the risk of it increases after the age of 60. Varicose veins in legs can have its primary and secondary causes. Primary varicose veins appear before the age of 40, they have a genetic origins and often occur simultaneously with varicose veins of the anus. Secondary varicose veins can result from i.a. poor venous blood outflow, deep vein inflammation, thrombosis and weakened functioning of muscle pump of the calf.
Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is a plant naturally occurring in the Mediterranean Basin. The English name "Butcher's Broom" is derived from the antibacterial properties and the possibility to use Ruscus aculeatus to disinfect butcher’s chopping boards.
The raw material used in medicine are the rhizome and the root of Ruscus aculeatus, which contain a minimum of 1% of sapogenins which are a mixture of neoruscogenin and ruscogenin. The Ruscus extract contains ruscin, ruscoside, benzofuran derivatives, essential oil, resin and potassium salts.
The Ruscus extract increases venous contractility and normalizes blood circulation as well as contributes to the increase in tension of blood vessel walls due to the alpha-adrenergic properties. This effect is associated with the direct activation of postsynaptic receptors and the indirect activation resulting from the transfer of noradrenaline in nerve endings.
Moreover, the raw material seals the capillaries by inhibiting elastase, an enzyme which is responsible for the degradation of elastin, a protein that is a building material of not only blood vessels but also, among others, tendons and ligaments.
The Ruscus extract may also be effective in the case of orthostatic hypotension, a situation of an excessive pressure drop related to a sudden change of position from lying to standing.
Orthostatic hypotension may be related to nerve disorders (after stroke), medicines (diuretics, sedatives) or have other reasons, for example, can be a result of the prolonged stay in bed, in a standing position or excessive physical effort. Thanks to its properties, the plant prevents the accumulation of blood in the lower limbs without causing high blood pressure in vertical position.
Butcher's broom has also diuretic and mild laxative properties.
To sum it all up, Source Naturals, Butcher's Broom is a dietary supplement which is effective in the case of venous circulation disorders. The product supports the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, reduces excessive permeability of blood vessels and helps to reduce swelling of legs, in particular, in the area of hips and feet. Moreover, the supplement reduces tissue swelling in the anal canal and relieves symptoms associated with hemorrhoids, such as pain, burning or itching.
Butcher’s broom may be used to support the treatment of atherosclerosis, varicose veins, lymphatic vessels insufficiency, lower limbs varices, excessive permeability, fragility and inflammations of blood vessels. Moreover, it is worth to try the product to reduce allergy symptoms, skin inflammations, lower limbs swelling and relieving the ailments associated with haemorrhoids (itching or burning).
To maximize the therapeutic effects, butcher’s broom extract should be used in combination with chestnut extract. They work in synergy and complement each other action. This property is often used in proprietary pharmaceutical preparations which bring relief to swollen and tired lower limbs.
Source Naturals is an American vitamin and herbal supplement provider, created in year 1982. The company specialize in producing nutritional formulations for the maintenance of well-being and the enhancement of life – they introduced numerous award-winning formulas, recognized for their excellence in independent surveys and nutritional analyses.
The company also provides education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health.
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|Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)||500 mg||†|
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