Gibarbeira: medicinal plant used against venous disorders (heavy legs), usually found in capsules.


Portuguese name: Gilbarbeira
Binomial name: Ruscus aculeatus
French name: Fragon épineux , petit houx, fragon piquant
English name: butcher’s broom
German name: Mäusedorn
Italian name: pungitopo




Saponins, saponin steroids, saponosides, ruscogenins.

parts used

Roots (rhizome)

effects of gilbarbeira

Tonic, antiphlogistic, diuretic, antiexudative, vasoconstrictor.

Indications of gilbarbeira

Chronic venous insufficiency: heavy legs, aching legs, hemorrhoids, lymphatic insufficiency.

Secundary effects

Rarely: nausea and vomiting. Read the leaflet.


Leia and bubble.


Possible interaction with anticoagulants. Read the leaflet.

Gilbarbeira-based preparations

– Capsule of gilbarbeira

– Gilbarbeira-based cream or gel

– Pills of gilbarbeira

Where does the gilbarbeira grow?

The gilbarb tree grows in Europe.

When to harvest gilbarbeira?


It is an interesting medicinal plant that can eventually be used in combination with red vine to combat chronic venous insufficiency. Gilbarbeira also has a preventive effect on chronic venous insufficiencies (heavy legs,…).

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