Pathimugham, herb boiled in water is a hot herbal drink, slightly pinkish in color. Many people in the state of Kerala use this to purify drinking water. This herbal drinking water has the ability to cure anti-thirst in addition used as blood purifier, anti- diabetic, improvement of complexion . By boiling Pathimugham in water, the water gets purified and can prevent epidemic diseases spreading through water. Ayurvedic Practioners use this herb as an ingredient in almost all ayurvedic medicine mix and because of its prophylactic nature.