Contains: Mucilage, volatile oil,
bitter principles, glycoside, tannin.
Acts as a carminative, demulcent,
Internal: It strengthens and is used for any weaknesses of the digestive system and flatulence as well as colic. For gastritis and gastric ulcers. Glandular disorder and gout. Stimulates sluggish stomach and intestines and dissipates excess mucus. Helpful for a slow metabolism, anaemia and dropsy. Improves the appetite, may be beneficial for people suffering from kidney disorders and is a good remedy for cleansing of the whole system. Helps for children with an indigestibility of grain. Chewing the dried root may help smokers quit. Dispels intestinal worms. Helps for gum diseases and as a breath freshener. Has a calming effect.
External: Can be used as an alcohol rub for aching muscles. In a bath to relax the nerves and for rheumatism.
Directions to use:
Cold infusion: 1-2 teaspoons of root. Soak in a cup of cold water overnight, lightly warm the next morning (optional) and strain. Drink ½ cup an hour before a meal, twice per day.
Do not use for prolonged periods of time. Stay within recommended dosage. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. Consult with a medical practitioner before use.