It has digestive properties, relieves flatulence. It restores the stool color due to its action on Pitta. It has some styptic action as well. It is therefore used in diarrhoea, dysentery, digestive disorders and conditions with discoloration of stool. It has cough expectorant action and relieves foul smell of cough hence used in chronic cough and sinusitis. It has nourishing effect on nervous system and heart. Its external application is used in chronic ulcers, diabetic wound. Its warm smearing is used for external application in arthritis. It is used in fevers and general debility.