Butcher's Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus) is used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The
vein-narrowing qualities of butcher's broom have been found to relieve discomfort associated with varicose veins
and other circulatory conditions. Ruscus aculeatus is a kind of a myrtle spread in Mediterranean countries.
Its extract is an effective venotonic substance because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The active biochemical
substance is ruscogenin. It is a kind of a saponin playing a role of a vasoconstriction agent through
alpha-adrenergic receptors. It also inhibits elastase, an enzyme responsible for the decrement of venous tone.
Herbalists from different ages staring from the 1st century A. D. have utilized this
kind of a myrtle to treat dilated veins and hemorrhoids. In Europe it has even been approved by Germany's
Commission E as a supportive therapy for chronic venous insufficiency.
Cascara Sagrada: Treats hemorrhoids and anal fissures
by accelerating bowel movements thus making hemorrhoids less likely to appear again. The ingredients of
Cascara Sagrada stimulate large intestine to move food through the digestive system faster, thus reducing and
removing constipation. In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle
tone of the colon walls.
GINKGO BILOBA (Ginkgo biloba) -
Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to successfully aid in the treatment of hemorrhoids since it promotes blood flow and
increases the cellular absorption of glucose and oxygen by the brain.
Ginkgo extract is often combined with other herbs and used for circulatory problems and venous disorders.
Ginko extract has astringent, adaptogen, antioxidant, antiseptic, circulatory stimulant, vasodilator and tonic
action. Ginkgo leaf extract, in doses between 40mg and up to 240mg per day, is of clinical benefit for a number of
conditions such as Alzheimers And Dementia, enhanncement of memory and brain function especially short-term
memory, treatment of insufficient circulation and complications from stroke and skull injuries.
Patients taking anti-coagulants or undergoing aspirin treatment should consult with a
licensed natural medical professional before taking ginkgo biloba.
Centella Asiatica - Centella helps to heal and
strengthen blood vessels. Rigorous clinical investigation of Centella asiatica has been conducted on chronic venous
insufficiency and varicose veins.
Centella has the potential to enhance connective tissue integrity, elevate antioxidant levels in wound healing, and
improve capillary permeability.
The triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica has a scientifically-proven veinotonic
effect and reduces uronic acid, beta-glucuronidase, beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase and arylsulfatase in connective
tissue and in the vascular wall.
60 mg a day of standardised extract improves the condition of varicose veins.
30 mg of triterpenoids three times a day improves veinous hypertension.
Other studies have highlighted the anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-ulcer
effects of Centella asiatica.