Due to bitter and astringent nature, it has blood cleansing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Its external application is used in infected, foul smelling wounds. It relieves itching and burning sensation. Its seed oil is useful in various skin diseases and non-healing ulcers. It has digestive properties, relieves acidity hence used in vomiting and hyperacidity. It is useful in intermittent and remittent fevers. It has anti-diabetic properties. External application prepared from young leaves and flowers is effective in various eye ailments. It has mucolytic action and hence used in chronic cough.