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A perennial plant, the root of which is antiemetic and antidiarrhoeal; it is used for gastrointestinal complaints (anorexia, bloating, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, nausea and vomiting), abdominal and chest pain, diaphoresis, oedema, fatigue, and joint, muscle and pregnancy-related pain.
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