Uses based on tradition or theory
Alertness, anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), anti-inflammatory, antiviral, appetite suppressant, arthritis, bed-wetting, body building, colds, cough, depression, diaphoretic (causing sweating), diuretic (increasing urine flow), fatigue, fevers, flu, gonorrhea, gout, hives, joint pain, kidney disease, kidney inflammation, liver spots, metabolic enhancement, narcolepsy (daytime sleep attacks), nasal congestion, neuromuscular disorders (nerve and muscle disorders), shortness of breath, skin conditions (freckles), stimulant, swelling, syphilis, uterine stimulant, water retention.
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.