It is pungent, hot,
carminative, hypoglycaemic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, uterine
contractor, mild laxative and lactogenic herb. It is used in fever,
diabetes, arthritis, and flatulence. It enhances breast milk in a
Seeds and leaves are anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor,
carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, emollient, expectorant,
febrifuge, galactogogue, hypoglycaemic, laxative, parasiticide,
restorative and uterine tonic,
and useful in
Uses as home remedy:
preparation, 50 gm, is widely used in female after her delivery. It
is so beneficial to the same to cure her indigestion, loss of
appetite and arthritis during postpartum.
It is also useful
in a postpartum female to increases the breast milk.
In obstruction of
the urine, its seeds should be taken along with jaggery or water.