Broom It is a concept that derives from Arabic ratáma. It is the name of a bush that belongs to the family of the papilionaceous , also known as legumes or fabaceae .
This shrub is characterized by its flexible and thin branches , which have a reduced amount of leaves. The broom, which has yellowish flowers, can measure up to four meters of height according to the species.
The broom is native to the European continent, Southwest Asia and North Africa. Due to their characteristics, they are often used as gas to turn on fire .
The Monosperm broom , frequent in the northwest of Morocco and the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula , is usually used for fixing dunes or dunes. This shrub can measure about three and a half meters high.
The Retama raetam It is another kind of broom. With a height similar to that reached by the Monosperm broom , can be found in Sicily , the Canary Islands , the western region of Asia and North Africa.
In the north of Africa and the Iberian Peninsula you can also find the Broom sphaerocarpa . This broom stands out for its medicinal properties: it was traditionally used to treat respiratory problems and as a diuretic. It is said that, in ancient times, it was used by pilgrims that walked the Santiago's road .
This last species of broom we have to say that it is also known by the name of common or yellow broom and is identified by having the following hallmarks:
-Its bark is distinguished by having a gray-green color.
-It has yellow flowers, hence the name that is given in a popular way.
-You can reach up to 3 meters high.
-The legume it grants has a very rounded shape.
- Many decades ago and even centuries ago, this kind of broom was considered the most suitable when it came to operating what were the wood ovens. Hence, there were even those who opted to cultivate it so that they could then have a strong and ideal supply for what was said oven.
As we have mentioned, it was used and continues to be used medicinally. Thus, in addition to being able to use it for the aforementioned health problems, it can be used to achieve the following objectives:
-To cope with chronic pain and also rheumatic problems.
-It also becomes a homemade trick to improve the state of the heart and treat certain conditions related to it.
-When there has been a slight contracture or similar, you can prepare a poultice with the broom that achieves beneficial effects in a short period of time.
- Also, it is not necessary to ignore that many generations have used this element to carry out infusions that helped them to solve certain problems related to the intestine. Specifically, it is believed to be a good remedy against constipation.
It should be noted that, in many cases, the broom is used for the manufacture of brooms , instruments used to sweep the I usually . In this way, the surface is swept causing the broom to drag the dirt.