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The different ailments treated with these parts include tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cholera, paralysis, snake-bite, debility, tonsillitis, influenza, piles, arthritic pain, helminthiasis, low semen count, headache, flatulency, and infections, besides being used as a blood purifier and as an antidote to poison.
In the Indian sub-continent, traditional practitioners prescribe the fruits for constipation, indigestion and flatulency, while the seeds are prescribed for diabetes.
Additionally, one formulation comprising of two plant parts was used for treatment of flatulency in cows or buffaloes.