Its bark decoction is used in bloody diarrhoea, dysentery and vaginal discharge due to its astringent properties. Latex is used in pediatric cases of diarrhoea. Unripe fruits also have astringent nature. It is beneficial in diseases with increased urination where it reduces the frequency of micturition hence used in diabetes. Latex is used for external application in wounds and ulcers. External application with shoots is effective in conditions with discoloration of skin.