It was extensively used in Siddha and Ayurvedic system of medicine for various ailments like rheumatism,inflammation, jaundice, hepatic obstruction, pain, etc.
It is commonly added in the preparation of Man health products
It Reduces the acid contents in urine.
The leaves and roots of Hygrophila have diuretic properties.
The herb is also useful in ailments of the urinogenital tract, like dysuria, urinary calculi and cystisis.
The seeds are known to increase libido and are beneficial in treating spermatorrhoea.