An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of coughs and colds. The roots are antiseptic, carminative, febrifuge, oxytocic, pectoral and stomachic. An infusion has been used to induce labour in a pregnant woman and to treat fevers, indigestion, flatulence, stomach aches etc. An infusion of the roots has been applied externally as a treatment for swollen breasts, sores, sore eyes etc. A decoction of the root has been used as a wash on venereal sores and skin rashes. A poultice of the pulped roots has been used in the treatment of cuts, sores, swellings and bruises. The root has been applied to teeth to relive the pain of toothache.A hot decoction of the root has been used to kill head lice.
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