It is commonly used herb in oedematous and inflammatory conditions. It is used in the formulations for the treatment of arthritis. It acts as an appetizer. It is found to be effective in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery due to its astringent nature. Root skin is found to have anti-amoebic activity. It has diuretic properties. It induces sweating. It is especially useful in treatment of chronic, remittent fevers where it corrects digestion, induces sweating, urine and reduces fever.