|Benefits of Butchers Broom
Butchers broom is native to the Mediterranean area and it can be described as dried rhizome and the stem of the rucus aulaeatus plant. Most people may also think that this small growing evergreen shrub resembles asparagus because it has tough and thorny-looking leaves.
For more than 2,000 years, this plant was used and recommended for both oral and topical purposes. Therefore, one of the main reasons for its usage is due to various kinds of helpful benefits. Some of its benefits will often vary widely because people can use it to help boost the amount of nutrition in the body and reduce high blood pressure. While nutrition and high blood pressure are some of the most commonly known benefits, some people will recommend it for other areas of the body.
Butchers broom and Nutritional Benefits
Some people may recommend this plant to others because it contains different types of minerals (i.e. magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, and silicon). In addition to these essential minerals, butchers broom has several essential vitamins contained it and they include vitamin B-1, vitamin B- 2, vitamin B-3 and vitamin C. Based on the individual's health concerns and needs, some people can also benefit from other nutritional elements like the phytochemicals (i.e. beta-carotene, rutin, saponins, neuruscogenin and glycolic acid. The phytochemicals are normally recommended for people who need to treat and prevent certain diseases in the human body, since they are antioxidant compounds that's found in plants.
Butchers Broom and Vasoconstrictive Benefits
Another important benefit of butchers broom is treating illnesses like high blood pressure. This plant comes highly recommended because it has vasoconstrictive properties.
In fact, some preliminary studies suggests that oral and topical butchers broom can be used for reducing swelling in the legs, eliminating venous insufficiency-related pain, stopping leg cramps, and preventing the legs from itching.