Brooms belong to the group of evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous shrubs of the legume family fabaceae. It is found in sunny sites, generally on dry, sandy soils and has leafless stems that are covered in profuse golden-yellow flowers in spring and summer.
Broom Tops, Irish Tops, Basam, Bisom, Bizzom, Browme, Brum, Breeam, Green Broom
6- acetoxydihydrotheaspirane, 1- acetyl cyclohexyl acetate, 2- acetyl pyridine, 2- acetyl-5-methyl furan,acorn acetate, allyl phenoxyacetate, allyl phenyl acetate,amber decatriene, ambrette seed absolute, alpha- amyl cinnamyl acetate, alpha- amyl cinnamyl isovalerate, iso amyl geranate, amyl phenyl acetate.
Cardiac alkaloids like genistein, sarothamnin, sparteine, Oxytyramine etc.
It is useful as yellow dye and the flower buds and flowers are used as a salad ingredient. It is also used as Anti-arrhythmic and for cardiotonic, diuretic, hypertensive and narcotic treatment. Having a beautiful floral, tuberose character, it blends well in oriental as well as floral types where it is used in aromatherapy based applications for giving warmth and softness to the body muscles.