February 11, 2016

Spanish Broom

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How does Spanish Broom work?

Spanish broom contains a chemical called sparteine, but it is not known exactly how Spanish broom works.

Are there safety concerns?

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

Do not take Spanish broom if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Spanish Broom.

The appropriate dose of Spanish broom depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Spanish broom. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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