It is usually used where stiffness is associated with musculo-skeletal or neuro-muscular diseases. It is significantly used in the Ayurvedic treatment of disease due to Vata Dosha, paralysis, Hemiplegia, lock jaw, stiffness in lower back, neck rigidity, stiffness in hands and legs, tremors.
It is used to apply externally only. It is beneficial in Ayurvedic massage, and treatments such as Janubasti, Greevabasti etc. or prescribed by the Ayurvedic doctors.