BOTANICAL NAME: Laburnum anagyroides Med.
COMMON NAMES: English: Golden Chain or Golden rain.
DESCRIPTION: A large shrub or small tree, with erect or spreading branches. Branchlets appressed pubescent; leaves long-petioled. Leaflets elliptic or elliptic-ovate. Racemes silky-pubescent, pea-like yellow flowers. Fruit a pod.
DISTRIBUTION: Indigenous to Northern Mediterranean. Cultivated in United States, and Central Europe.
PART USED: Leaves and blossoms.
Laburnum acts on the central and sympathetic nervous system causing cramping spasmodic conditions. Migraine. Nausea, pallor, cold sweating, vertigo. Dryness of the mouth, tongue and throat. Face pale. Travel sickness (air, sea, car). Epidemic cerebral and spinal meningitis. Sunstroke. Heatstroke. Cerebral shock. Hyperesthesia of the peripheral nerves.
POTENCY: 3x and higher.