Scotch Broom

How does Scotch Broom work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

Scotch broom is considered to be UNSAFE. 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.

Do not take scotch broom if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have high blood pressure.
  • You have heart disease.
  • You have kidney disease.

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