Anti-bacterial; anti-fungal; antioxidant; carminative; expectorant (mild); stimulant
Used as a carminative to relieve gas, gas pains, bloating, abdominal cramps, indigestion and constipation. Historically, to treat colic, rheumatism (topically for back pain), congestion and coughing. Boosts mother’s immunity, increases flow of breast milk. Has a mild sedative property; may help with candidiasis. ^1.