The seed contains anthraquinones and naphthopyrones. It is anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal and hepatic. The seed is used in Korea to treat constipation, oedema, glaucoma, nyctalopia and to protect the liver. A paste made from the seed is used externally in Nepal to treat leucoderma, leprosy and itchy skin. A paste made from the roots, mixed with lemon juice (Citrus limon) is applied as a poultice to treat ringworm.A decoction of the fruit is used in the treatment of fevers.
Division as growth commences in spring.Cuttings of moderately ripe wood, July in a frame.
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