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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).
References in classic literature ?
Very well," answered Nick, "the broom shall be used for a tail," and he fastened it firmly to the back end of the sofa body.
then the sofas were sprinkled, and the broom given a slight coating.
So down I went to Esher to find out if there was a copy in existence, and was at Broom Hall for one hour and a half yesterday afternoon.
In a perfect fever I beheld Broom Hall, with the lower story still lit up, and saw the front door open as I climbed the steps.
Then she took the broom out of my hands and moved off with it slowly, a little way down the corridor.
In all unhandy places there were buckets, brooms, rags and bottles.
A wreath of what looked at first like purple brooms appeared below the vase, but Rose guessed what they were meant for, and stood straight up, holding by his shoulder, and crying excitedly
Sentencing Broom at the Old Bailey, Judge Richard Hone QC, said: "You are a violent bully and that categorised your behaviour.
AAP's broom symbolizes dignity of labour, with which the party hopes to clean the grime and the corruption in India.
Only one broom had a lower density of insects, but the low counts of insects (four in either branch) in this pair of branches suggests that this observation may be anomalous.
8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Halloween, the first ever Room on the Broom interactive games app is now available from Magic Light Pictures through the iTunes store for iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch; and Google Play and Amazon for Android devices, priced at $4.
It includes four tickets to see the Room on the Broom show at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, on Tuesday, August 20 at 4pm and some brilliant books by Room on the Broom creator Julia Donaldson.