It is used for high blood pressure as it has sedative effects on the body; dilation of blood vessels. Some Ayurveda treatments include using the plant to aide in schizophrenia, anxiety, psychosis and other mental disorders.
For women, this herb has been used to regulate menstruation, fertility and even help strengthen contractions during child labor.
Tracking down old info indicates this is 'probably' Smith# 783-77, originally obtained from Wellesley College. From personal communication with Rob Nicholson, 13 Nov 2002)
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