It is antiseptic, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, nervine tonic. utilized in enlargement of liver and spleen, skin diseases, leucoderma, burns, ulcers, piles, nervous disorders, epilepsy, asthma, lumbago, gout. Leaf—anti-inflammatory. utilized in blennorrhagia. Root— diuretic drug. utilized in liver disease. Root and stem—laxative, medicament, febrifuge, anticephalalgic, antitumour, anthelmintic, promote growth of hair. The Ayurvedic assemblage of Bharat recommends the employment of dried whole plant in phobic disorder, delusion and disturbed psychological state. The plant is employed within the treatment of clinical depression. It contains considerable amounts of conjugated indoxyl (indican). the employment of indigo and its constituents, indirubin and anil, prevents allergic dermatitis.