It is an effective purgative agent hence used in constipation and conditions where purgation is used as treatment modality. It acts as liver stimulant with cathartic effect on bile. It is used in treatment of piles and abdominal distention (ascities, flatulence etc.). Due to its purgative and anthelmintic properties it is used in worm infestation. It is used in skin disorders due to its blood cleansing and purgative properties. External application with root is effective in inflammatory conditions.