Uses based on tradition or theory
Acne, Alzheimer's disease, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, aphrodisiac (improves sex drive), asthma, blood thinner, bone loss, bronchitis (airway inflammation), cancer, childbirth (inducing labor), cough, dementia, diarrhea, diuretic (increase urine flow), eating disorders, energy enhancement, eye problems, fever, food uses, fragrance, hair loss, immune system regulation, kidney and bladder disorders, lactose intolerance, liver conditions, malaria, menstrual flow stimulant, migraine, myopathy (muscle disease), nephrosis (kidney disease), neurodegenerative diseases (nervous tissue disease), pain, rheumatism (joint problems), sensory stimulation, snakebite, stimulant, stroke, tonic.
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.