The root is tart, anesthetic, antiinflammatory, aphrodisiac, severe, heartfelt, depurative, hemiplegia, nerve tonic, sedative, sialagogue & stimulant & regarded as a tonic to the nervous system. It is given in palsy, hemiplegia, epilepsy, chorea & is also given to help ease neuralgia & rheumatism.
Its effectiveness has been linked to powerful stimulant properties that have been found to be valuable for sexual stimulation. Pellitory supports circulation in the territory of the reproductive system & has shown to have phytoestrogenic activity.Useful in premature ejaculation & erectile dysfunction.Also useful in lucrative debility.
It promotes a free flow of saliva. It is used as a masticatory, & in the form of lozenges for its reflex action on the salivary glands in dryness of the mouth & throat. The decoction may be used as a gargle to soothe sore throat. It is a good common diuretic, which is used to relieve water retention where it is due to kidney-based causes. It has an specifically valuable role to play in the treatment of kidney stone or gravel.
Being a rubefacient & local irritant, when applied to the skin, it induces heat, tingling & redness.