Musculo-skeletal; digestive; urinary
Anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial; anti-rheumatic; bitter; carminative; diuretic; emmenagogue; rubefacient; urinary antiseptic
Used in arthritis and rheumatism for its anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties; will relieve muscle aches due to excess lactic acid. Applied topically (essential oil) for arthritis, muscle/joint pains, gout and neuralgia. Specific use in the treatment of cystitis. Traditionally used as a bitter digestive stimulant. ^1. 2.