Herb - anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, astringent, nervine, tonic,
Seeds - antihelmintic,
astringent, nervine tonic, and an aphrodisiac
Root - nervine tonic,
Hairs on the pods -
irritant, powerful vermifuge
Infusion of the pods is a
good remedy for dropsy.
The seeds are used in
leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, spermatorrhoea, Parkinson's and as an
aphrodisiac. They are one of the best tonics and used as powder to improve
Root is used as a remedy in
facial paralysis and nervous disorders. Decoction of the roots purifies
the blood, cures rheumatism, asthma, cough, stone in the bladder and
improves vitality. it is also used for fevers, edema, and elephantiasis.
Leaf paste is applied to
This herb is being
investigated as a possible remedy for AIDS.