Scotch Broom

How does Scotch Broom work?

Scotch broom contains chemicals that might cause an increase in body water loss through the urine. It also contains chemicals that affect heart rhythm.

Are there safety concerns?

Scotch broom is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth. It can cause heart and circulation problems. It might also cause side effects such as nausea and diarrhea.

Poisoning can occur with doses greater than 30 grams of Scotch broom. Symptoms of poisoning include dizziness, headache, heartbeat changes, leg weakness, sweating, sleepiness, and widening of the pupils.

There isn't enough information to know if Scotch broom is safe when applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Scotch broom is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy. It might cause a miscarriage. It is also considered LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth during breast-feeding..

Heart disease: Scotch broom might affect the heartbeat. Don't use it.

High blood pressure: Scotch broom might make the blood vessels narrower. This could raise blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure, Scotch broom could make it worse.

Kidney problems: Some chemicals in Scotch broom might make kidney disease worse.

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