Published January 17, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cytisi scoparii herba, Scotch broom herb.
Scotch broom herb consists of the above-ground parts of Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link, as well as preparations thereof in effective dosage.
The drug contains alkaloids, primarily sparteine. Preparations contain not more than 1 mg/ml of sparteine.
Functional heart and circulatory disorders.
Due to the tyramine content, application of the drug can cause a blood pressure crisis by simultaneous administration of MAO-inhibitors.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
aqueous-ethanolic extracts equivalent to 1 - 1.5 g of drug. Mode of Administration Aqueous-ethanolic extracts for internal use.