It is popularly used in respiratory disorders. It is effective in the treatment of cough, cold, sinusitis, asthma. It is found to be effective in eosinophillia. It has digestive properties and astringent nature hence used in digestive disorders, diarrhoea and dysentery. It relieves flatulence. Its external application is used in localized swellings and flatulence. It is chewed to relieve foul smell coming from mouth. It is also used in treatment of fevers.