What Is the Spanish Broom Plant?

Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) is native to the southern Mediterranean, although it has made its way to California, where it is considered an invasive species.

When taken orally, Spanish broom is used for:

  • Constipation
  • Fluid retention

Extracts of Spanish broom are used to flavor foods and beverages.

The extracts are also used as a fragrance in cosmetics and bath products.

Also known as:  Faux Genêt d’Espagne, Gallomba, Gayomba, Geneste, Genet, Genêt d’Espagne, Ginesta, Ginestra, Joncier, Retama de Olor, Spartier, Spartier Faux Jonc, Spartier à Tiges de Jonc, Spartion, Spartium, Weaver’s Broom

Diseases and Conditions

Spanish broom is used for:

  • Constipation
  • Fluid retention

More evidence is needed to determine the effectiveness of Spanish broom as a medicinal treatment.

Safety

Spanish broom has Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the U.S. and is likely safe in amounts typically found in foods. It is possibly unsafe for women who are pregnant.

Medication Interactions

There are no known interactions between Spanish broom and other medications.

Supplement and Food Interactions

There are no known interactions between Spanish broom and other foods, herbs, or supplements.

Dosage

There is no typical dosage of Spanish broom.

Foods

Spanish broom is used to flavor some foods and beverages.

https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/references.aspx?productid=368

https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/spajun/all.html

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