Broom plant properties

Sarothamnus scoparius L. (Cytisis scoparius Link.)

CHARACTERISTICS OF BROOM

Broom plant photo

Scientific noun: Sarothamnus scoparius L. (Cytisis scoparius Link.)

Family: Pea family -Leguminosae-

Habitat: Europe and Balkans.

Alkaloids: sarotamine(normally a 2%, till 3% in full bloom), escoparine, esparteine, isosparteine.

Active parts of brom plant

The whole plant.

Uses of Broom plant

 broom plant
Detail of a broom plant

The esparteine in the flowers has cardiac tonic properties (it has been been used as a cardiotonic to treat heart failure), also very effective in those cases specially related with water accumulation.

The escoparine in the flowers has been used to cure respiratory illnesses. It is being used extensively from the second half of the XIX Century.

Toxicity

High. A misuse of home preparations.

Symptoms

Diarrhea, vomit, hypotension difficult breath and death.

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10 November, 2020

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