Whole or cut, dried sterile stems.
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approves its traditional use, based on prolonged use, as a diuretic, in the treatment of mild urinary disorders. The Commission E also includes the treatment of edema and as an aid in the healing of wounds and ulcers, in topical use.
Traditionally it has been used in herbal teas to increase the elimination of liquids, and it has been frequently used as an adjunct in the treatment of excess weight.
Mild diuretic for fluid removal.