Uses supported by clinical data
External applications for treatment of ringworm. However, data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Treatment of worm and lice infections, jaundice, external ulcers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gingivitis, malaria, rheumatism and skin disorders. External applications for treatment of septic wounds and boils.
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of allergic skin reactions, asthma, bruises, colic, conjunctivitis, dysentery, dysmenorrhoea, delirium in fever, gout, headache, itching due to varicella, jaundice, kidney stones, leprosy, leukorrhoea, psoriasis, scabies, smallpox, sprains and muscular pain, syphilis, yellow fever, warts and wounds. Also used as an antivenin, contraceptive, emmenagogue, tonic, stomatic and vermicide.
Owing to potential genotoxic effects, the leaves should not be administered during pregnancy or nursing, or to children under the age of 12 years.
No information available.