Butcher’s broom (ruscus aculeatus) contains compounds that prevents inflammation and constrict blood vessels. This herb is very well-known in European medicine. It is also extremely high in vitamin C as well as other compounds that have the ability to tone the artery walls.
Dosage information: 20 to 40 drops of tincture two or three times per day; or 2 to 3 cups of tea per day (steep 1 teaspoon of dried herb in 1 cup of water for 10 to 15 minutes); or two to three 500 milligram capsules with a little water two or three times per day. You can also purchase butcher’s broom in a formula that combines it with other herbs. Take these formulas according to the manufacturer’s directions.
References: The Herbal Drugstore written by Linda B. White, M.D., and Steven Foster