Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) herb.
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Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding and with high blood pressure.
Part used: Aerial parts
Habitat and Description: Scotch broom is a shrub member of the pea or fabaceae family. It grows to 1–3 m tall, with main stems up to 5 cm thick with green shoots with small deciduous trifoliate leaves. In spring and summer are covered in a wonderful mass of golden yellow flowers.
Constituents: Alkaloids including quinolizidine alkaloids and notably sparteine, cardiac glycosides, genistein
Actions: Cardioactive, hypertensive (raises blood pressure), astringent, strong diuretic
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