A strong infusion of the root has been used to help a woman become pregnant. The infusion was taken four times a day (upon rising, at midday, at sunset and upon going to bed) for a month. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of sore throats. A decoction of the white root has been used to regulate the menstrual cycle. There is a suggestion that it was used to facilitate an abortion. A decoction of the red root has been used to treat fevers. A poultice of the crushed root has been used to treat burns.A decoction of the plant has been used to treat intestinal disorders and liver complaints. A decoction of the plant has been used externally to treat swellings and painful joints.
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