It acts as an appetizer and digestive hence used in the treatment of digestive disorders, mal-absorption syndrome. It relieves flatulence. It has anthelmintic properties as well. It is used in post-partum phase due to its cleansing action on uterus (Garbhashay Shodhan). It also promotes normal secretion of breast milk (Sthanya-janan). It is effective in acute as well as remittent fevers. Its external application is used in eczematous conditions and piles.