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broom

Herbal medicine
A branched shrub which contains alkaloids (e.g., genisteine, sarothamine and sparteine), amino acids, tannin and volatile oil; it is a cardiac depressant, diuretic and laxative.
 
Toxicity
Broom causes vasoconstriction and should be avoided in pregnancy and in hypertension; it is listed by the FDA as “unsafe”.

broom

(brūm)
Herbal made from Cytisus scoparius; purported value as cathartic, diuretic, and emetic. Known to cause abortion. Poisoning possible with overdose. Not approved for any therapeutic purpose.
Synonym(s): broomtop, hogweed, Irish tops, Scotch broom.

broom,

n Latin name:
Sarothamnus scoparius; parts used: branches, buds; uses: emetic, diuretic, antiarrhythmic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with cardiac dis-ease, hypertension, and arrhythmias; labeled unsafe by the FDA can cause headaches, hallucinations (smoking), arrhythmias, nausea, dizziness, tachycardia, shock, and spontaneous abortion through uterine spasms. Also called
bannal, broom top, genista, ginsterkraut, hogweed, Irish broom top, sarothamni herb, Scotch broom, or
Scotch broom top.
broom, butcher's,
n Latin name:
Ruscus aculeatus; parts used: rhizome (dried), roots (dried); uses: laxative, diuretic, leg edema, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, retinopathy; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with hypertension and benign prostate hypertrophy, nausea, anorexia, and gastritis (not often). Also called
box holly, knee holly, pettigree, or
sweet broom.
broom, Dyer's (dīˑ·erz brōōmˑ),
n Latin name:
Genista tinctoria; part used: twigs, leaves, flowering stems, seeds; uses: bowel evacuation, induction of perspiration, diuretic, induction of vomiting, vasoconstrictor, dropsy, rheumatism, gout; precautions: none known. Also called
base-broom, boyaci katirtirnagi, dyer's greenweed, dyer's greenwood, dyer's weed, genista, greenweed,
hitotuba-enisida, retama de tintoreros, verfbrem, waxen wood, wede-wixen, woodwaxen, woud-wix, and
dyer's greenweed.

broom

common names for bushy plants with long stiff stems. Includes Cytisus scoparius (common broom), Spartium junceum (Spanish broom), Senecio spartioides (broom groundsel), Sorghum bicolor (broom millet), Gutierrezia microcephala (broom snakeweed).
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Cytisus scoparius se utilizo para el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardiaca congestiva, arritmias, mantenimiento entre curas digitalicas, oliguria, urolitiasis, hemorragias externas, reumatismo y gota.
Cytisus scoparius se utiliza, generalmente, en presentaciones simples.
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El resto de formas que aportan nectar a la miel localizadas en todas las muestras (Campanula erinus, Cytisus scoparius, Lotus creticus, Prunus spinosa, Senecio vulgaris) presentaron porcentajes medios bajos, salvo los tipos polinicos Cytisus scoparius con 1% de representacion media y un 3,4% en E8, y Campanula erinus, que alcanza un 3,5% en E7.
magnolii, Sedum forsterianum and Festuca elegans r, Clinopodium vulgare and Cytisus scoparius + in 16.
Maurizio V V IV IV V V V V Categoria * * * * * * * * Tipos polinicos Castanea sativa A A A D D D D D Cistaceae Cytisus scoparius I I I I I Echium plantagineum I Erica sp.
En el caso de los hayedos de la Neottio nidi-avisFagetum se observan unas etapas de seriales bien diferentes, viendose estos bosques sustituidos, en caso de deforestacion, por microbosques de avellano, espinales, escobonales dominados por Cytisus scoparius y, en situaciones de mayor alteracion de la cubierta vegetal, por lastonares de Brachypodium pinnatum subsp.
Especies invasoras historicas detectadas: Acacia cyanophylla, Ageratina adenophora, Ageratina riparia, Albizia distachya, Anredera cordifolia, Arundo donax, Centranthus ruber, Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cytisus scoparius, Mirabilis jalapa, Pelargonium inquinans, Ricinus communis, Populus alba, Senecio mikanioides, Spartium junceum, Tradescantia fluminensis, Tropaeolum majus, Ulex europaeus.
en 2; Umbilicus rupestris + en 3; Pyrus cordata, Erica arborea y Cytisus scoparius + en 4; Canna indica, Linaria triornithophora, Circaea lutetiana, Danthonia decumbens, Digitalis purpurea, Lamium maculatum y Davallia canariensis 1 en 5; Frangula agnus, Leontodon taraxacoides, Vicia nigra y Arisarum vulgare +, Carex pilulifera, Pinus pinaster, Polypodium cambricum y Oxalis pes-caprea 1 en 6; Arundo donax 2, Agrostis stolonifera 1, Hypericum androsaemum r, Bryonia dioica, Fragaria vesca, Holcus lanatus, Rumex conglomeratus y Tradescantia fluminensis + en 7.
Juniperus oxycedrus, Retama sphaerocarpa, Cytisus scoparius, among others), allowing us to differentiate this oak grove with Arbuto unedonis-Quercetum pyrenaicae Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday, Esteve, Galiano, Rigual & Rivas-Martinez 1960) Rivas-Martinez 1987 (mesomediterranean).
en el piso termomediterraneo Cyperus involucratus Madagascar C, T, G, P Ambientes humedos en el piso termomediterraneo Cyrtomium falcatum Paleotropical C, P, T Ambientes rupestres, en los dominios potenciales del monte verde Cytisus scoparius Europa G, T Matorrales, pastos y central y orlas boscosas en el meridional area potencial del monte verde Delosperma Capense T Muros y terraplenes brunnthaleri Sur de Africa en los dominios potenciales del monte verde Drosanthemum T Muros y terraplenes hispidum en los dominios potenciales del monte verde Einardia nutans Australia T, P Muros, terraplenes, etc.