|It contains tannins which are effective in protecting the kidney and has antiviral and antibacterial effects. It is also used in curing gastric and digestive problems and in cardioprotective activity as it lowers the level of serum cholestoral and blood sugar. It also helps cure yellow fever and its herbal infusion is used to treat fever caused by malaria. Not only does it help relieve severe asthma, it also helps cure bacterial skin infections and chest pains and conjuctivities , also known as pink eye. Pregnant women are advised to use it to fight nausea and pregnancy-related vomiting. In beauty products, it is added to relieve rashes and disinfect skin. In addition, it is used in more serious diseases such as leprosy and rheumatism and to prevent urinary stones.