Used for the treatment of upset stomach and intestinal pains. Alleviates hunger, reduces tiredness, generally refreshes and increases work capacity. Aids with liver and heart problems, tuberculosis and to get rid of parasitic worms. Has a strong cleaning and disinfecting ability; was traditionally used as a soap and smoked in religious ceremonies. Contains polyphenols, polysaccharides (in particular beta-glucans, which may normalize an overactive immune system), and terpenes (like betulinic acid and sterols). ^2.