July 24, 2016

Spanish Broom

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What other names is Spanish Broom known by?

Faux Genêt d'Espagne, Gallomba, Gayomba, Geneste, Genet, Genêt d'Espagne, Genista juncea, Ginesta, Ginestra, Joncier, Retama de Olor, Spartier, Spartier Faux Jonc, Spartier à Tiges de Jonc, Spartion, Spartium, Spartium junceum, Weaver's Broom.

What is Spanish Broom?

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Constipation.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Spanish 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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