The herb is taken internally to treat hypertension, back pains, urine in the blood, menstrual pain, bleeding etc. The root juice is used in Nepal in the treatment of toothache. This juice is also used in the treatment of indigestion and is considered to be a good treatment for asthma. The stem of the plant is used as a toothbrush that is said to be good for the teeth and is also a treatment for pyorrhoea.The plant can be used fresh or dried. The leaves and stems are harvested in the summer and are usually crushed for their juice or used in tinctures. The roots are harvested from 1 or 2 year old plants in the autumn or winter and usually dried and ground into a powder or used in decoctions.
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