Uses based on tradition or theory
Abnormal fetal movement, abnormal heart rhythms, abscess (pus build-up), acne, age-related nerve damage, AIDS, allergy, amnesia, anemia, anorexia, anti-aging, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic (prevent muscle spasms), antiviral, anxiety, asthma, back pain, bile flow improvement, bladder disorders, bleeding, blood clot prevention (menstruation), blood flow disorders, blood purifier, blood thinner, boils, bone loss, bowel disorders, breast disease, breast enhancement, bronchitis, cancer, central nervous system disorders, cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix), chemotherapy side effects, chicken pox, chilblains (skin damage caused by cold exposure), chronic lung conditions, chronic pelvic pain, chronic rhinitis (long-term nasal allergies), clogged arteries, colchicine-induced learning impairment, congestion (chronic nasal and sinus), constipation, cough, cramps, dermatitis (skin inflammation), diabetes, digestive disorders, dysentery (bloody diarrhea), eczema (chronic skin inflammation), emotional instability, endometriosis (uterine cells grow outside the uterus), estrogen-like activity, excessive menstrual flow, expectorant (promotes mucus), eye problems, fatigue, fluid retention (fluid build-up), gas, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), hay fever, headache, healing time reduction, heart conditions, heartburn, heart failure, hematopoiesis (stimulation of blood cell production), hemolytic disease of the newborn (blood disease in babies), hemorrhoids, hernia (part of an organ bulging through a muscle), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hives, hormonal disorders, immune cytopenias (decreased number of immune cells in the blood), improving urine flow, indigestion, infertility, irregular heartbeat, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), joint pain, kidney problems, labor, laxative, leg swelling, liver damage, liver inflammation (long-term), liver protection, lung disease, lung disorders, lung inflammation, malaria, menstrual flow stimulant, metrorrhagia (bleeding in between menstrual periods), miscarriage prevention, muscle relaxant, myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart), nerve damage, nerve pain, neurodermatitis (long-term skin itching), osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, ovulation disorders, pain, pain relief, pelvic cramps, pelvic inflammatory disease, peritoneal dialysis (treatment to remove waste after kidney dysfunction), pernicious anemia (low red blood cell levels due to problems absorbing vitamin B12), phytoestrogen, placental detachment (pregnancy complication in which placenta and uterus separate), pneumonia (infants), post-partum weakness (fatigue after giving birth), pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), prepare uterus for labor, psoriasis (skin redness and irritation), pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), Raynaud's disease (reduced blood flow caused by cold or stress), reperfusion injury (tissue damage caused by lack of oxygen), rheumatism or joint diseases, ringing in the ears, sciatica (back and leg pain), sedative, sepsis (severe response to infection), shingles, skin pigmentation disorders, skin ulcers, stiffness, stomach pain, stomach ulcer, stress, swelling, tonic, toothache, uterine disorders, uterine fibroids (non-cancer growths in the uterus), uterine tonic, vaginal atrophy (thinning of vagina walls), vaginal discharge, vaginal dryness, vasodilatation (widens blood vessels), vein clots, vision problems, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin E deficiency, vitiligo (irregular white patches on skin), wound healing.
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.