It is used in India to induce vomiting and to treat poisons, intestinal parasite, swelling, menstrual irregularities, dropsy, low appetite, ulcers and fever.
The roots of plant are used as antidote in scorpion sting, bites of poisonous insects and snake bite.
The leaves are variable, fiddle shaped tolinear. They are 2 – 4 inches long, 3-5 nerved at the base.
It is glabrous with a slightly undulate margin.
In Ayurveda, the root bark of plant is used as antidote for all types of poisons (snake poison, spider poison, scorpion stings etc.).
The tribal people are using this plant from ancient times to treat cobra poison and scorpion stings.