The dried nuts possess antimicrobial properties and are anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, appetiser, aromatic, astringent, constipative, cooling, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine tonic, sialagogue and stimulant.The powdered nuts are prescribed in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. Also useful in urinary disorders, anorexia and general debility. Promotes menstrual flow and lowers blood pressure. Chewing the nut is a good source of fluoride. Also expels roundworms and tapeworms.
1 to 2 g powder of nut.
This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy or lactation. Also contraindicated in asthma due to its bronchoconstrictive effects. Toxic dose for humans is 8 to 10 g of the drug.
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