A Blood Cleanser
The plant is used for ‘blood impurity’. It is used as a tonic for cleansing the body of tuberculosis, jaundice, muscular cramps, influenza, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases, viral hepatitis, arthritis, piles, bladder and kidney disorder, obesity, cancer, rheumatism, dysentery and diarrhoea as well as bee and scorpion stings, and snakebite.
A Digestive Reliever
Wilde Dagga is used for digestive complaints including constipation, dysentery, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, and fever. The plant also contains significant amounts of nutrients and minerals.
A Respiratory Protector
It is taken for coughs, colds, influenza, bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis. The effects against respiratory infections are attributed to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, antispasmodic and purifying blood tonic properties.
A Liver Restorer
Wilde Dagga has hepatoprotective properties, meaning that it helps to prevent damage to the liver and restore the liver membranes. It has also shown positive effects against viral hepatitis and jaundice.
A Pain Reliever
It shows strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. Therefore, the plant can be used to relieve pain and tension in the body.