It boosts appetite, digestion and relieves intestinal gas. When used in large doses it acts as an emetic and laxative. It is used in digestive and liver disorders. It has anthelmintic properties and used in worm infestation. It is effective in chronic and remittent fevers. It is used in oedematous conditions. Its external application has healing properties and hence used in wounds and ulcers. It is effective in skin disorders and relieves itching.