Use – Root: bitter, acrid, thermogenic, laxative, emollient, alternate, digestive, demulcent, alexiteric, carminative, diuretic, aphrodisiac, anodyne, expectorant, tonic and antipyretic, in vitiating conditions of kapha and vata, poisonous bites, leprosy, skin diseases, pruritus, dyspepsia, colic, bronchitis, gout, cephalalgia, intermittent fever, tubercular glands, fractures, spermatorrhoea, urethrorrhoea, hypertension, general debility, in acute rheumatism and venereal diseases.
It is used in treating sun stroke, excess body heat. For this, its root juice extract – 20 ml is administered along with half a teaspoon of sugar.
Its root decoction (Moola Kashaya) is administered along with Pippali (long pepper) in treating Amavata – rheumatoid arthritis.
When put to water, it absorbs water and swells to form gel like semi-solid.
It is used in treating high blood pressure, gout, headache, neuralgia.
It heals fractures quickly.