Butcher's broom is an aromatic, diuretic, mildly laxative herb that
reduces inflammation, increases perspiration, and constricts the veins.
It contains steroidal saponins with the main compounds being ruscin
(monodesmosidic spirostane type), ruscoside (bidesmosdic furostane
type) with the corresponding aglycones (ruscogenin and neoruscogenin).
The herb stimulates the a-adrenergic receptors of the smooth muscle
cells in the vascular wall and in doing so supports and strengthens the
dilated venous vessels.
Stimulates the circulatory and nervous system, Bitter and aromatic
herb that combats inflammation and eases spasms and pain. Camphor is
reported to enhance digestion and to kill internal parasites.
It has definite antiseptic, spasmolytic (in bronchial tubes),
anti-irritant, carminative, circulatory, as well as analeptic
properties. Although the smell stimulates the cold receptors in the
mucus membranes, it does not have a direct decongestive effect.