Rusci rhizoma


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of butcher’s broom. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing butcher’s broom.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing butcher’s broom. For practical information about using butcher’s broom medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Rusci rhizoma
English common name Butcher's Broom
Botanical name Ruscus aculeatus L.
Therapeutic area
Circulatory disorders
D: Draft under discussion
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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