Alterative; astringent; hepatic; laxative
Indicated in chronic skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis) – especially those due to liver/gall bladder congestion. Has a mild laxative action indicated in chronic toxic conditions. Useful as an alterative in rheumatic and inflammatory joint disease, and in detox protocols. Enhances the absorption of minerals. Used externally as a wash to enhance wound healing; is a useful external application for hemorrhoids. ^2.