Rusci aculeati rhizoma

Last updated on: 14.09.2021

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Definition
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The dried rhizomes and roots of butcher's broom contain a mixture of various steroid saponins (such as the spirostanol saponins ruscin, ruscuside, aglyka, ruscogenin) . Therapeutically they are used for the treatment of lower leg edema in chronic venous insufficiency. Ruscogenin is used as hemorrhoidal therapeutic agent.

HMPC monograph: Traditional-use: complaints in the context of chronic
venousinsufficiency, complaints in haemorrhoids: burning, itchingESCOP monograph
: supportive in chronic venous insufficiency: aching, tired and heavy legs, tingling, swelling of the legs; in case of burning and pain in case of haemorrhoidsCommission
E-monograph: complaints in the context of
chronic venous insufficiency, pain and feeling of heaviness in the legs, nightly cramps in the calves, itching, swelling, also in case of itching and burning in case of haemorrhoids

Literature
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  1. https://arzneipflanzenlexikon.info/maeusedorn.php
  2. https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/herbal-monograph/european-union-herbal-monograph-ruscus-aculeatus-l-rhizoma-revision-1_en.pdf

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Last updated on: 14.09.2021