WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE BUTCHER’S BROOM PREPARATIONS
The medicinal part used is the root, which is harvested in autumn. The fruits are attractive, round and red. The roots and fruits contain saponins: ruscogenin and neoruscogenin, with anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effect against capillary fragility.
These components can produce unwanted effects and have certain contraindications.
Contraindications of Ruscus aculeatus
– Hypertension: the plant should not be used in case of hypertension.
– Circulatory failure: It is a medicinal plant when there contraindicated blood circulatory failure.
Pregnancy and lactation
Internal use of the whole plant or any remedies with butcher’s broom are not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
19 March, 2019