July 26, 2016

Dyer's Broom

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What other names is Dyer's Broom known by?

Broom Flower, Dyers Broom, Dyer's Greenwood, Dyer's Weed, Dyer's Whin, Fleur à Teindre, Furze, Genestrelle, Genêt Bâtard, Genêt des Teinturiers, Genista tinctoria, Genette, Green Broom, Greenweed, Herbe à Jaunir, Herbe à Teindre, Petit Gênet, Spargelle, Wood Waxen.

What is Dyer's Broom?

Dyer's broom is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people take dyer's broom for digestion problems, gout, and bladder stones. It is also used to increase heart rate, strengthen blood vessels, and stimulate blood flow to the kidneys. Some people use it to deepen breathing and relieve pain in the lower back and hip.

Dyer's broom is also used to "detoxify" blood, cause vomiting, or cleanse the bowels.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems.
  • Gout.
  • Back pain.
  • Hip pain.
  • Bladder stones.
  • Lung conditions.
  • Increasing heart rate.
  • Increasing blood flow to the kidneys.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dyer's broom for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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