Genista


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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”.

Genista

see cytisus.
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He was the chief scientist and co-founder of Genista Corporation, a provider of quality assurance solutions for IPTV and mobile media and has held assistant professor positions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
After the LIFE project, the valley of the Abeek will be one of the core areas in lowland Europe for several Annex I habitats, especially for quaking bogs, transition mires with small sedge communities, alluvial forests (Saliceto-Franguletum and Carici elongatae-Alnetum), Corynephorus and Agrostis dune grasslands, psammofillous heath lands with Calluna and Genista species, old oak forests, dry heath lands and Nanocypertalia fen vegetations;
The Genista Ensemble - Northern Sinfonia founder-members violinist Marion Hillier, viola-player Noel Broome and cellist Ruth Bennett, together with flautist Brian Stewart - will perform Haydn's String Trio in G, Op.
I like the pedigree angle with this son of the Group-placed Princess Genista.
At the tunnel end there is a wildlife site where you may find a plant called planta genista, a yellow broom flower which Count Geoffrey of Anjou, the father of King Henry II, took to wearing in his hat or helmet.
The conference, opened by Baroness Genista McIntosh, former principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and one-time planning controller for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), gave students an opportunity to explore English, media and theatre arts as possible careers.
Ulex europaeus, Genista pilosa and other species, were, however, found
Aesthetics: The 16,000 genista and euonymous plants on the north berm are a huge improvement over the tattered ivy and fill-in grass of years past.
Stepped up to this mile-and-three-quarter trip for the first time, the colt showed he had inherited plenty of stamina from his dam Princes Genista who was a smart performer at up to two miles.
Genista McIntosh, executive director of the National, added: "Everyone here is very sorry to hear that Michael is ill and that Judi has had to come back.
January 1997: Sir Jeremy Isaacs quits as ROH general director and is replaced by Genista McIntosh, director of the Royal National Theatre.
Specific project objectives aim: To restore and reduce fragmentation of 20-30 ha of two habitat types - dune dry sand heaths with Calluna and Genista, and inland dunes with open grasslands;