Bark is used in diarrhoea, dysentery due to astringent properties. It has coagulating properties hence used in haematemesis. Ripe fruit has mild laxative action and relieves flatulence. Bark has mucolytic and fruit has expectorant action. It is effective in treatment of diabetes. External application with bark is used in bleeding wounds, abscess and non-healing ulcers. Shoots are used for external application in discoloration of skin.