LEAVES:

  • General tonic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • anti-cancer,
  • diuretic,
  • antibacterial,
  • anti-helmintic (removes worms and parasites),
  • reduce fever,
  • reduce headache and migraine,
  • laxative,
  • increase milk production,
  • anti-diarrheic,
  • anti-hypertensive,
  • anti-diabetic,
  • hepatoprotector (protect the liver),
  • relaxant sedative.

FLOWERS:

  • General tonic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • anti-cancer,
  • diuretic,
  • antibacterial,
  • antihelmintic,
  • antibiotic

PODS:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • anti-cancer
  • antihelmintic

SEEDS:

  • Tonic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • treats bladder problems,
  • antibacterial,
  • reduce fever,
  • laxative,
  • treats scurvy  (a life -threateningdiseases due to deficiency of vitamin C).

ROOTS AND BARKS

  • Both are used for healing, promotes gas expulsion from the gastro intestinal, intestinal spasms and pains and laxative. Used for fevers and relieves cold symptoms.
  • Juice from roots applied externally as a rubefacient ( skin tonic) counter-irritant or vesicant (to induce blistering).
  • Root also used as diuretic, and cardiac and circulatory tonic. Adviced against using when pregnant, as it has an abortififacient effect.
  • Root also used in epileptic, and nervous debility and hysteria.
  • Roots can be used as a poultice for rheumatism and articular pains.
  • Roots can induce parasites eliminations (kills parasites and their eggs)
  • Roots can also be used in pedal edema, sores and ulcers.
  • Root Juice mix with milk for the treatment of hiccoughs, astham, gout and lumbago, enlarged spleen, calculous and internal inflammations, earache and toothache.
  • Juice made from a combination of fresh roots, bark and leaves is inserted into the nostrils to arouse a patient from coma or stupor. (anamed)

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