A cooling demulcent useful for dry, irritated, and inflamed tissue states. Useful for dry irritating coughs or where there is dry hardened mucous. Can also be useful for soothing sore throats as a tea or can be made into a gargle. Great for constipation, especially when used with bitters. Has an affinity for the urinary tract system useful for inflammation of the bladder and urethra, kidney inflammation and irritation, assists in the release of gravel and bacteria, and soothing inflammation due to cystitis.