It acts as an appetizer and digestive hence used in digestive disorders. It relieves flatulence and has anthelmintic properties. It acts as an effective mucolytic agent and used in both acute and chronic respiratory disorders like asthma, pleuritis etc. It has stimulating effect on nervous system hence used in neuromuscular disorders with loss of function like paralysis. It also has analgesic action due to pacification of vata and used in condition like Sciatica. It is effective in remittent fevers. Its enema with water is given in worm infestation and flatulence. External application on chest is useful in congestion. It is most popularly used appetizer.