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---Medicinal Action and Uses---A decoction cures the itch. Has proved very useful in jaundice and other visceral obstructions. For old venereal complaints it is a good cure specially where mercury has failed. It is a tonic, diaphoretic and alterative, a valuable remedy for rheumatism or cutaneous troubles resulting from any form of syphilis. It is also sternutatory. Should be very cautiously used owing to its saponin content.
HERBAL - Of great use in the treatment of acute colds, coryza, sore throat, etc. Will often "break up" a cold. Worse at night, mental exertion, left side.
CLINICAL - Colds. Sore throat.