Carry to protect against heart disease.
Place in sickrooms to aid in recuperation from illnesses and wounds.
The whole plant, used in the fresh state, is diaphoretic, diuretic and refrigerant.
A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of fevers, inflammation and scurvy.
The leaf juice is useful in the treatment of urinary and kidney diseases.
A leaf poultice is applied to tumours, cysts etc, and is a folk treatment for cancer.
A tea made from the roots is astringent and is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and excessive menstrual bleeding.