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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.
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Your porcelain half-doll whisk broom would probably be worth $25 to $50.
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Twice a day, I use a whisk broom to brush droppings from the wire floor cages.
Although the 1994 archaeological season includes a remote sensing survey of Jamestown Island in Virginia, the trowel and the whisk broom are still effective tools for uncovering the hidden pasts of national parks.
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The female figurine is porcelain and attached to the whisk broom. Her hair is blond, and she has rosy cheeks, a pink ribbon around her neck and a white top.
Lord Rosebery's colt owed his victory to his jockey, the great Danny Maher, who forced him home in a driving finish, with subsequent US champion Whisk Broom third.
The Brawny line includes nearly 20 items, from a Mouse Palm Sponge to a whisk broom to household gloves.