Anti-diarrheal; anti-emetic; anti-nauseant; astringent; galactagogue; partufacient; thermogenic agents; uterine tonic;
Used traditionally to facilitate childbirth; exerts paradoxical actions of uterine relaxation and tonification to reduce post-partum hemorrhage, heavy menses, and after pains of labour. Will tonify the smooth muscle layer of the uterus, increase contractility, regularity of contractions and decreasing spasms in cases of dysmenorrhea. As an astringent, useful in the treatment of diarrhea and similar enteric disorders; may be useful for bacterial infection, pain and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Healing for conjunctivitis, mouth ulcers, and inflammations, tonsillitis, sore throat and bleeding gums, burns, minor wounds and varicose ulcers.
Contraindication: Avoid during first 16 weeks of pregnancy; only use during labour with professional supervision. ^1. 2.