When used in small quantities it boosts the appetite, digestion and has stimulating effect on liver but in large doses it acts as a purgative. It increases the blood circulation to uterus and organs around therefore has stimulating effect on ovaries and promotes ovulation. It is popularly use medicine for irregular menses and dysmenorrhea. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties hence used for external application in inflammatory conditions and chronic wounds. It has anthelmintic properties and used in worm infestation. It is effective in chronic remittent fevers.