Facts About Butcher's Broom
Butcher's broom has a long history of use in treating venous disorders such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The active ingredients in butcher's broom are ruscogenins. These compounds have demonstrated a wide range of pharmacological actions, including anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effects. In Europe, butcher's broom extracts are used extensively, both internally and externally, to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Most of the clinical research has been on butcher's broom extracts in combination with herperidin (a bioflavanoid) and vitamin C.
Excerpt from Varicose Veins,
in Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised 2nd Edition. 1998, pg 829.