Food and Medicinal Uses:
Xaweqál is a styptic (stops bleeding), pain killer, and anaesthetic.
Also a sedative, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Used to treat burns, boils and sores, insect bites, earaches, eye strain, back and leg aches, colds and fevers, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections.
Xaweqál stems and leaves Can be rubbed directly onto the skin as an insect repellent, but causes spots to appear.