Medicinal Uses: astringent, anti-inflammatory, digestive A drying agent in the body. The tea can be used for night sweats, breast milk, and mucous congestion. Benefits nerves and the menstrual cycle. An astringent, helps with diarrhea Use as a sore throat gargle. A poultice for sores and stings. Homeopathic form is used for night sweats, coughs and dry breast milk.