It is tonic, diuretic and alterative. It is used in treatment of leporosy and known to ameliorate the symptoms of the disease and improves general health of the patient. It is a brain tonic and stimulates hair growth. The whole plant possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifebrile, diuretic and galactagogic activity. External application in the form of poultices is prescribed for contusions, closed fractures, sprains and furunculosis.