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The herb is anthelmintic, demulcent, depurative, slightly diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, mildly expectorant, febrifuge and stomachic.
It makes a useful tea for the treatment of coughs, fevers and internal inflammations and is also a popular application externally to eczema and other cutaneous eruptions.
A tincture of the plant is a gentle but reliable treatment for bruises, aiding quick re-absorption of the blood pigment.
Good results have been achieved by using a distilled water from the plant as an eye lotion to treat conjunctivitis.