It is a potent laxative. It relives intestinal gas, boosts digestion. It acts on liver. It has anthelmintic and mild diuretic properties. It is a nervine tonic commonly used in neurodegenerative disorders. It is found to be useful in treating fevers especially chronic and remittent fevers, digestive disorders and skin diseases. It is a well known rejuvenating agent. Due to its astringent nature it has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and acts as mucolytic agent.