It has expectorant and mucolytic action. It helps expelling accumulated mucus from bronchi and prohibits the formation of new mucus. It relieves flatulence and due to astringent action is useful in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery. It is effective in the treatment of white discharge. It is applied externally on bleeding, oozing wounds and ulcers. Decoction is used for gargling in bleeding gums. It is commonly used for the ailments associated with teeth eruption in children.