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butcher's broom

/butch·er's broom/ (booch´erz) the European evergreen Ruscus aculeatus or preparations of its rhizome, which are used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and venous insufficiency.

butch·er's broom

(bu'chĕrz brūm)
Herbal remedy extracted from Ruscus aculeatus; of purported use in treating swelling, as a diuretic, and as a laxative.
Synonym(s): box holly, pettigree, sweet broom.