It has calming and analgesic effect on nervous system hence used in palsies, hysterical, epileptic conditions and insomnia. It has stimulating effect on heart in medicinal doses. It has mucolytic action and relieves bouts of coughing, breathlessness. It is found to be effective in the treatment of liver and spleen disorders. It is also used in the treatment of irregular menses. Found to be useful in chronic fevers.