Wind spells, divination, protection, psychic powers.
Butcher’s broom is little used in modern herbalism but, in view of its positive effect upon varicose veins and haemorrhoids, it could be due for a revival.
The root is aperient, deobstruent, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic and vasoconstrictor.
It has been taken internally in the past in the treatment of jaundice, gout, and kidney and bladder stones, at the present time it is used to treat venous insufficiency and haemorrhoids.
It should not be prescribed for patients with hypertension.
It is also applied externally in the treatment of haemorrhoids.