It has astringent and cooling character hence used in the treatment of bloody diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding piles, haematemesis, haemoptysis etc. It is commonly used in pregnancy for stable intrauterine growth; it has nourishing effect on uterus. Its seeds are effective in reducing high fever, burning sensation and feeling of excessive thirst. It is also used in insomnia and anxiety disorders. External application is used to improve skin complexion and reduce burning sensation.