One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A low evergreen Eurasian shrub of the lily family, with flat shoots that give the appearance of stiff spine-tipped leaves.
Ruscus aculeatus, family Liliaceae
- ‘Because butcher's broom is a late bloomer, FitzGerald had to wait until December to begin collecting.’
- ‘Its formula of butcher's broom, organic birch leaves and organic rosemary help promote circulation to your problem areas.’
- ‘In this study, using a butcher's broom / sweet clover cream, the swelling of the injured leg measured against the uninjured leg was significantly reduced.’
- ‘For people fighting autoimmune challenges stemming from the intestines, he recommends digestive enzymes, glutamine, and herbs such as horse chestnut seed, grape seed extract and butcher's broom.’
- ‘As she leaves, FitzGerald says thank-you to the butcher's broom for giving up its berries, knowing that if it ever goes extinct, she and the seed bank may be able to return the favor.’
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