It has nourishing effect on nervous system and brain hence famously used as brain tonic and memory enhancer. It is also used in psychological diseases associated with anxiety and insomnia. It acts as an appetizer, has digestive properties and relieves flatulence. It is nourishing for heart and has coagulative properties as well hence used in haematemesis and as supplementary in cardiac disorders. It is an effective anti-pyretic. External application is useful in skin diseases. It has overall nourishing and rejuvenating action.