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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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Seizing the last broom in the stock, she shook it under the nose of the bewildered clerk and said angrily, "Not like the brooms they used to make
Women make brooms after finishing their regular household chores and sell them in the markets.
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