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Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Toxic

Broom

Effect:

Stimulating circulation, increasing blood pressure, diuretic


Areas of application:

low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, uterine bleeding, stimulates the blood vessels, uterus and intestines, urine, dropsy, goiter, cardiac conduction disorders, allergic skin diseases


Plant parts used:

Flowers, leaves, shoot tips


Collection time:

May to June

Shoot peaks in February and October


To find:

Often on sandy sunny hills, railway embankments and near pine forests.


Ingredients:

Alkaloids, sparteine, bitter substances, tannins, isoflavones, amines, essential oil, flavon glycosides


Other:

☕Tea: 1 teaspoon of flowers are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes. Then strain. Up to 3 cups of tea per day are possible if you have low blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias at the same time.


🛑 Be careful!! Do not use gorse during pregnancy or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure!


The flower buds have the lowest alkaloid content of toxic sparteine, the seeds the highest.

Broom

Incense made from broom: Good incense can be made from the dried flowers. It relaxes the atmosphere, stimulates mentally, relieves stress and is particularly useful in the event of a panic attack.

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