Used for diarrhea and a gargle for throat problems. As a powder, sniff it into the nose to stop the nosebleed. The decoction used for liver and spleen problems, dropsy, jaundice, blood purifier, cankers, ulcers, sores, and bladder stones. Taken over a long period of time, it is reputed to help cataracts, but this claim has been disputed. Externally, helps heal wounds.