The sweet-broomstick is a medicinal plant, also known as a white-colored, win-here-win-over, tupiçaba, red-broom, purple stream, widely used in the treatment of respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis.
Its scientific name is Scoparia dulcis and it can be bought in natural products stores and some pharmacies of manipulation.
The sweet broom is used to treat skin problems such as itching or allergy; gastrointestinal problems such as cramps, poor digestion and hemorrhoids; as well as respiratory problems such as catarrh, cough, asthma and bronchitis. In addition, it can be used in the treatment of vaginal discharge, vaginitis, urinary tract infections, earaches, diabetes, malaria, swollen legs and varicose veins.
The sweet-broom's properties include its astringent, antispasmodic, contraceptive, antidiabetic, astringent, antiasthmatic, antiseptic, febrile, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, digestive and emetic action.
All parts of the sweet-broom can be used to make teas and infusions.
Side effects of sweet-broom are not described.
The sweet-broom is contraindicated for pregnant women.