Applications : Very effective in invisible injuries and fractured bones, diabetes and infection in intestine. If taken with amla juice, it can cure Gnorrhoea (Prameh rog). Mixed with unrefined (Khand) sugar, it is extremely beneficial in psoriasis, all kinds of itching & skin allergy. If used as an ointment mixed in milk, application on skin makes the skin look fair, If used with ghee and honey, it helps cure cough. In excessive cold, its steam is extremely beneficial. It can be used instead of common turmeric powder.