Immunostimulant (useful in cancer, AIDS, various herpes). Anti-inflammatory (useful in rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism). Free anti-radicals (effective in inflammatory processes, feverish states). Antiviral (useful in colds, sinusitis, otitis, conjunctivitis). It has also been widely used to treat tumors, ulcers, degenerative and infectious diseases, asthma, inflammation of the urinary tract, and bone pain; to recover from childbirth; to heal deep wounds.