Butcher's Broom Products
Butcher’s Broom has the interesting medieval name of ‘knee holly’. This is because the plant grows as a small prickly evergreen shrub with small glossy leaves at knee height. The Butcher’s Broom name comes from the mid 14th century when butchers would string the branches together to scrub their cutting blocks. It seems that it was thought to be a deterrent for disease and other ailments. The properties of this plant were well known to the Greeks and use has also been noted in North Africa. Our top quality Butcher’s Broom products can be found below.