MedicinalThe rhizome is cooling and diuretic
The rhizome is ground into a paste and applied externally for the treatment of sprains
The plant yields flavonoids, crotepoxide, chalcones, quercetin, flavonols, B-sitosterol, stigmasterol, syringic acid, protocatechuic acid and hydrocarbons.
An essential oil that contains cineol is obtained from the rhizome
The plant has an antioxidant potential to control age-dependent diseases such as myocardial infarction, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, etc