It is a woody fruit bearing vine which is very hot in potency and used in treating skin diseases. In particular, the oil which is black is used in treating leucoderma. The seeds of the plant improve the functioning of the brain, nerves, joints and bones.It is a nervine stimulant. It helps in tackling stress disorders. Additionally, it stimulates the liver and prevents plaque build-up in the arteries. This herb is usually recommended only in winters because of its thermogenic action which increases the heat in the body.