Ruscus Aculeatus

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Ruscus Aculeatus

crown-golden-ICONA native shrub of the Mediterranean area, Ruscus Aculeatus is more commonly known as Butcher’s Broom. It has been used topically to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids due to its potentially anti-inflammatory capability created by the saponin glycosides (neoruscogenin and ruscogenin) found in it. The capillaries and blood vessels contract and tighten, relieving the pain associated with both varicose veins and hemorrhoids. As a result, the extract from this plant has been used to relieve the discomfort of itching and muscle cramping as well. Moreover, this extract has been found useful in reducing the appearance of under-the-eye dark circles, spider veins, and the redness that occurs with the skin condition rosacea.

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