The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Acne, addiction, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antifungal, antiviral, asthma, autonomic dysfunction, back pain, bereavement/grief, bladder infections, boils, bronchitis, burns, chronic bronchitis (prevention and treatment), chronic pain, circulation, cognitive performance enhancement, common cold, confidence boosting, coping skills, digestion disorders, exercise recovery, exhaustion, fever, gas, Guillian-Barre syndrome (symptom relief), headache, high blood pressure, hormonal disorders, immune system stimulant, impatience, impotence, improving circulation, indigestion, infections (intravenous/Hickman line), inflammation, insect bites, irregular heartbeat, irritability, joint pain, labor pain, laryngitis, liver disorders, loss of appetite, maternal comfort during labor, memory enhancement, menstrual cramps, motion sickness, mucositis, muscle pain, nausea, nerve pain, pain, palliative care, panic attacks, pimples, prevention of respiratory tract infections, psoriasis, psychosomatic illness, reducing swelling after injuries, relieving menstrual symptoms, restlessness, rheumatic disorders, seizure disorder, sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections, skin rash in bone marrow transplant patients (engraftment syndrome rash), smoking withdrawal symptoms, spasms, sprains and strains, stimulation of digestion, stomach complaints, sunburn, study performance (math tasks), swelling, tendonitis, vaginitis, yeast infections.