A hot infusion made of the flowers and stems of this herb, to be drank hot on going to bed, is very good for a cold, and in slight attacks of fever if used freely, and a hot stone or water bottle put to the feet, will in most cases throw it off.
The hot infusion or tincture given in hot infusion is decidedly diaphoretic and an emmenagogue. It is of good service in inflamed extremities; for pelvic and abdominal peritonitis; for cystic, pelvic, abdominal or thoraic congestions and for local neuralgia. It is also of use in torpid or congested conditions of the mucous membranes. Dose of the tincture in hot water is from 30 to 60 drops.