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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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Scotch broom was deliberately introduced from Europe because of its attractive yellow flowers.
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Clear-cutting results in an unsustainable cycle of mismanagement, using massive amounts of expensive toxic chemicals as herbicides to control competitive plants such as blackberries and Scotch broom that compete with the young Douglas fir trees in a replanted clear-cut.
He canceled a pedestrian safety operation and reminded people that the city sponsors free yard debris disposal days in the summertime, in an effort to battle Scotch Broom and other invasive species.
With invaders such as blackberries and scotch broom burned away, they'd be easier to find, and there probably would be more of them, he said.