It induces salivation, which cleanses oral cavity and relieves foul smell. It relieves flatulence and has anthelmintic properties. It is found to be effective in arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Decoction is used for gargling in throat disorders and diphtheria. Leaves are applied locally on inflammed area. It is found to be effective in the treatment of sinusitis, hoarseness of voice and cough.