Can be used for sore throats, preventing infection, causing vomiting, increasing urine flow to relieve water retention, and increasing the appetite. Can be applied directly to the skin as a rub to relieve congestion in the respiratory system, or to an area that is affected by arthritis. It is sometimes used in a bath to treat paralysis. Magically it is used for courage, faith, and endurance. Frequently used in voodoo charms. One of the oldest known good luck amulets.