Parts Used – Root.
Queen’s delight appears to promote general detoxification. Queen’s delight is taken internally to help clear constipation, boils, weeping eczema, and scrofula (tubercular infection of the lymph glands of the neck). The fresh root is also taken for the treatment of bronchitis, laryngitis, and throat infection. Externally, queen’s delight is applied in the form of a lotion to hemorrhoids and to itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
The root was once promoted as a blood purifier (restoring health by cleansing the blood of so-called impurities) and as a syphilis cure; but herbalists no longer recommend it. There is no scientific evidence for any of its medicinal uses.