anthelmintic, aperient, astringent, bitter, digestive, diuretic,
Stems, fruits, flowers-bitter, carminative
Root- diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, anodyne
The whole herb is useful
for the treatment of fevers, coughs, asthma, flatulence, dropsy, heart
disease, pain the chest and gonorrhea.
The roots from this herb
(in the form of decoction of confection) are frequently recommended for
coughs, dysuria, stone in the bladder, dropsy, asthma, catarrhal fever,
pain in the chest. It is also useful for the enlargement of the liver and
This herb is one of the dashamul roots (ten roots) in ayurveda. So, it is one of
the important herbs in Indian Medicine.