Nature’s Answer Butchers Broom Root 90 v-caps Certified Authentic
Butchers Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) got its name from the fact that European Butchers used the stiff branches of this bush to clean and sweep their cutting blocks. The plant grows wild in the Mediterranean region. It is a bush member of the Lily family, attains a maximum height of approximately 3 feet, and has been called several names, including Box Holly and Knee Holly. It sports small greenish-white flowers in the spring, and red berries in the fall, reminiscent of a small red heart, which may be the ‘doctrine of signature’ indicator that lead the ancients to use this plant to Maintain a Healthy Circulatory System*. The plant also shares some botanical aspects with Asparagus, in has been used in traditional diets when the young shoots are prepared in a similar fashion as asparagus as a food, although the tastes is more bitter. The young root is the part of the plant that is most often used in herbal preparations. It has been recognized by folk healers for millennia, and the roots were soaked in wine to make a traditional drink. The well known English herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper recommended that it be used in several ways, including by preparing the soaked roots into a poultice. The ability of this herb to help maintain a healthy circulatory system* may relate to active constituents in this plant, including esculin and saponins.
All plants have unique chemical characteristics, markers, and natural patterns that can be used to identify them (just like human fingerprints). Our in house laboratory has accumulated and preserved over 800 plant specimens, creating one of the most comprehensive collections of genetically verified plant specimens found anywhere in the world. Our state of the art laboratory equipment has identified each and every plant’s distinctive botanical fingerprint, which we then use as our baseline to analyze the quality and purity of every incoming botanical used to manufacture our products. This unique process is our Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology®, and we take great pride in knowing that it allows us to completely assure you that your products contain only the highest quality botanical ingredients.
Using carefully controlled extraction techniques, we capture the holistic balance® of each herb and the value is passed on to you, our customer. From plant to shelf™, you can be assured that we know exactly what’s in the product in your hand, and we guarantee it is authentic, safe, effective, holistically balanced®, and of course….Nature’s Answer®.
With one of the most comprehensive herbariums in the world,
Nature’s Answer® has identified Mother Nature’s unique
botanical fingerprint on over 800 plant reference standards.
Utilizing Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology™, these