Despite serious safety concerns, people take squill to treat mild heart failure, irregular heartbeat, "nervous" heart complaints, and certain vein problems. They also take it as a "heart tonic."
Squill is used for lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, asthma with bronchitis, and whooping cough.
Some people take squill to relieve fluid retention (edema), thin mucus, induce vomiting, or cause an abortion.
In manufacturing, squill is used in pest control as rat poison.
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