It acts as an appetizer, digestive and has styptic action on intestine therefore used in vomiting, dysentery and other digestive disorders. It has anti-pyretic properties and is used in intermittent fever. It is used in the formulations for treatment of piles. It has curetting effect on fat hence used in the treatment of obesity. It is popularly used medicine in pediatric cases of fever, vomiting and dysentery.