Uses based on tradition or theory
Abortifacient (induces abortion), allergies, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anxiety, aphrodisiac (increases sexual desire), appetite stimulant, asthma, astringent, back pain, breast cysts, breast enhancement, bronchitis (lung disease), cervical dysplasia (abnormal pap smear), chorea (involuntary movement disorder), cough remedy, decreased blood platelets, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), edema (swelling), endocarditis (inflamed heart), endometriosis, estrogenic agent, fever, gallbladder disorders, gingivitis, heart disease/palpitations, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, hot flashes (prostate cancer), inflammation, insect repellent, itchiness, kidney inflammation, labor induction, leukorrhea (abnormal vaginal discharge), liver disease, malaise (feeling unwell), malaria, mastitis (breast inflammation), measles, menstrual disorders, muscle pain, nerve pain, nervous system disorders, pain, pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas), pertussis (whooping cough), polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), prostate cancer, rectal prolapse (weak rectal muscles), ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, snakebites, sore throat, sweating, urinary disorders, uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse (weak uterine muscles), vaginal atrophy, wrinkle prevention, yellow fever.
The below uses are based on tradition or scientific theories. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.