Pharmacological action: Mucilaginous, laxative.
Medicinal use: Effective in febrile conditions, chronic constipation, amoebic and bacillary dysentery and diarrhea. Also used in rheumatic and glandular swelling and urethritis. Helps lower cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.
Pharmacological action: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory for genito-urinary and upper respiratory mucous membranes.
Medicinal use: Effective in obstructions of the liver, spleen and urinary tract, cystitis, in gleet and gonorrhea. Also strengthens gums and teeth, and used in bronchitis, laryngitis and against vaginal discharges and leucorrhea.
Pharmacological action: Cathartic, anthelmintic, blood purifier, purgative.
Medicinal use: Effective in purging malhumors, particularly related to feverish attacks, and all conditions of irritative skin, scabies, rheumatic pains, and other phlegmatic disorders of the chest and abdomen.
Pharmacological action: Mucilaginous, demulcent, repercussive.
Medicinal use: Effective in pulmonary complaints such as dry cough, asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness of voice, and fever. Useful against scurvy and internal scratches of the intestine and bladder.
Pharmacological action: Astringent, anticatarrhal, aphrodisiac.
Medicinal use: Effective in leucorrhea, menorhagia, painful watery discharge of uterine and vaginal origin. Corrects seminal debility and premature ejaculation.
Pharmacological action: Desiccative, vermicidal, anti-hemorrhoidal.
Medicinal use: Effective in cardiac and brain disorders like melancholia and insanity. Useful in bleeding piles as well as dysentery. Also helpful in quenching thirst, irritability of the stomach, excessive perspiration, cough and dyspepsia.
Pharmacological action: Nervine tonic, anti-dyspeptic, attenuant.
Medicinal use: Effective in fevers, diarrhea, dysentery, anorexia, loss of appetite, ulcers. Acts as a cardiac and nervine tonic and also strengthens stomach, and relaxes muscles.