Traditional uses

The plant has been utilized in various Ayurvedic medicinal preparations to support immune function, to support digestion and hunger, to reduce thirst, to ease nasal irritations etc. The bark has history in Ayurveda and other folk remedies for uses ranging from quelling fevers to supporting respiratory health. It is also used as a tonic and is part of the well-known Ayurvedic herbal formulations. In other local traditions the bark is described as acrid, bitter, pungent, and astringent; has been used to support comfortable and normal bowel movement, improve the healthy sexual urge, relieve bronchitis symptoms, reduce intestinal worms, alleviate vomiting, dysentery, leucoderma, asthma, inflammation, and in anal troubles.

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