Oplopanax horridumIn musculoskeletal conditions can be applied topically or taken internally for aches and pains, arthritis, rheumatism, and broken bones. Better taken is remission of pain than during acute pain. Also treats infections, and blood disorders and stabilizes blood sugar levels. As an expectorant it helps to stimulate the respiratory system and helps to break up and move out congestion and mucous. Large doses can be purgative and emetic.