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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Treatment  of  amenorrhoea,  dysmenorrhoea  and  wounds  or  sores  with pain and swelling, and prevention of atherosclerosis (3, 19).

Uses described in traditional medicine
As  an  antipyretic,  antidiarrhoeal,  contraceptive,  diaphoretic,  emmenagogue, expectorant, laxative, sedative and stimulant (8, 20, 21). Treatment of bronchitis, boils, haemorrhoids, respiratory tract infections, ringworm and scabies (8, 20).

References:

3. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China.  Vol.  I.   (English  ed.).  Beijing, Chemical Industry Press, 2000.
 
8.Farnsworth  NR,  ed. NAPRALERT  database. Chicago,  IL,  University  of  Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services)
 
19. Chang HM, But PPH, eds. Pharmacology and applications of Chinese materia medica. Vol. 1. Singapore, World Scientific, 1986.
 
20. Indian medicinal plants. Vol. 1. New Delhi, Orient Longman, 1971.
 
21. Chatterjee  A,  Pakrashi  SJ,  eds. The  treatise  on  Indian  medicinal  plants. Vol. 5. NISCOM, New Delhi, 1997.


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