It boosts appetite and promotes digestion. It stimulates bile secretion therefore is commonly used medicine in digestive and liver disorders. It is used in treatment of non-bleeding piles. It is considered as potent pain killer, an effective anti-inflammatory agent commonly used in inflammatory conditions of liver and large intestine. It induces contraction of uterine muscles so used in difficult labor and retention of placenta. It is an effective anti-pyretic used especially in intermittent and remittent fevers.