Jequirity root is taken by mouth for asthma, bronchial tube swelling, fever, hepatitis, malaria, seizures, snakebites, sore throat, stomach pain, tapeworms, and to speed up labor.
Jequirity leaves are taken by mouth for fever, cough, common cold, flu, insect bites, and gonorrhea.
Despite serious safety concerns, women use jequirity bean to speed up labor, to cause an abortion, or to prevent pregnancy. Jequirity bean is also used as a painkiller in terminally ill patients.
The whole plant is used for eye swelling.
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