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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Prerelease efficacy test of the psyllid, Arytinnis hakani, a prospective biological control agent of the invasive weed Genista monspessulana.
The company said that Stefan Winkler, chief scientist and a co-founder of Genista, will become the chief scientist of Symmetricom's QoE Assurance Division.
For a border about 10ft wide you would need some taller shrubs at the back such as buddleia, escallonia, or deuntzia to grow six to eight feet, then some medium-sized shrubs such as berberis, hypericum and azalea mollis to grow three to four feet and then some small ones in front, such as hebe, genista, and euonymus.
sylvestris), strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo), mock-privet (Phillyrea angustifolia), genista (Genista tricuspidata), bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), and myrtle (Myrtus communis).
Kaiser's immediate predecessor, Mary Allen, had been fired after about eighteen months and left describing the position as "a dog of a job," while her own predecessor, Genista Macintosh, coming from the Royal National Theatre, to which she later smartly returned, stayed only five months, saying that she thought she might become ill if she continued.
Genista monspessulanis spreads rapidly, and its seed is said to live twenty-five to eighty years in the soil; it is adaptable to almost all habitats in the coast ranges, but its root system is usually shallow, and in wet or damp soil, seedlings can easily be pulled up.
Called Genista, the all-natural product is formulated with isoflavones, including genistein, which researchers have identified as having antioxidant properties as well as the ability to aid in lowering LDL cholesterol levels.
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.
The presence of Cistus monspeliensis and Genista hirsuta together with the absence of Erica australis, E.
ericetosum umbellatae, dominado por las fruticosas Erica umbellata, Genista triacanthos, Ulex eumpaens s.
En la vegetacion exotica, dominan especies como Acacia melanoxylon, Acacia decurrens, Eucalyptus globulus, Genista monspessulana y Ulex europeaus.
He had brought a sprig of the broom plant to place inside the cathedral - its name in old French is planta genista, referencing Richard's Plantagenet lineage.