Spanish Broom

18/Description

About

Spanish broom is an herb. The flowers are used to make medicine.

People take Spanish broom for constipation and fluid retention.

In foods and beverages, Spanish broom is used as flavoring.

In manufacturing, Spanish broom is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Be careful not to confuse Spanish broom with similar sounding natural products such as butcher's broom, Scotch broom flower, and Scotch broom herb.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how Spanish broom might work as a medicine.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Constipation
Fluid retention
Other conditions

Concerns

Spanish broom seems to be safe in amounts typically found in food, but the safety of using larger amounts is not known.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might beUNSAFEto use Spanish broom if you arepregnant. Spanish broom contains a chemical called sparteine, which could start yourmenstrualperiod. This might cause amiscarriage. Some manufacturers try to remove sparteine from their products, but it's best to stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Spanish Broom.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.