The following are health benefits of butcher's broom:
Butcher's broom herb has a long history of use in treating venous disorders. Its active ingredients are ruscogenins. These compounds have anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effects that are believed to improve the tone of veins. Butcher's broom extracts are used extensively (internally and externally) in Europe to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Butcher's broom is said to enhance blood flow to the legs, hands, and brain.
Orthostatic hypotension (also known as postural hypotension) is a condition where one's blood pressure drops when arising from a seated or lying position. Chronic orthostatic hypotension can be a severely debilitating disease in the elderly, in people with diabetes, fatigue syndrome, and Parkinson's disease, and in people who take medications that affect the autonomic nervous system.
Because this herb has venotonic and vasoconstrictive action properties, butcher's broom shows much promise in relieving symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. However, more research is needed.
Laxative and Mild Diuretic
European doctors have also used butcher's broom for centuries to treat constipation and rid the body of excess fluid.