The leaves are high in vitamins A and C and are alterative, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, nutritive, stimulant and tonic. The whole plant is useful in haemorrhages, haematuria, menorrhagia, nosebleed, diarrhoea, dysentery and gastroenteritis. Also useful in ulcers, tuberculosis, fever, insanity, gonorrhoea and piles.
400 g to 800 mg powder of whole plant.
This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy or lactation