Purification, wind spells, divination and protection.
Sprinkle an infusion of broom tops around the home to clear away all evil.
Also Called: Irish Broom, Scotch Broom, Besom, Broom
Broom is a bitter narcotic herb that depresses the respiration and regulates heart action. It acts upon the electrical conductivity of the heart, slowing and regulating the transmission of the impulses.
The young herbaceous tips of flowering shoots are cardiotonic, cathartic, diuretic, emetic and vasoconstrictor.
The plant is used internally in the treatment of heart complaints, and is especially used in conjunction with Convallaria majalis.
The plant is also strongly diuretic, stimulating urine production and thus countering fluid retention.
Since broom causes the muscles of the uterus to contract, it has been used to prevent blood loss after childbirth.
Use this herb with caution since large doses are likely to upset the stomach.
The composition of active ingredients in the plant is very changeable, this makes it rather unreliable medicinally and it is therefore rarely used.
This herb should not be prescribed to pregnant women or patients with high blood pressure. Any treatment with this plant should only be carried out under expert supervision.