This tree is native to China and the tropical areas of Southern India. The entire plant is used as a liver remedy. Its bitter, astringent properties help the body flush waste products by cleansing and strengthening the liver and kidneys and by aiding digestion. This cleansing effect promotes healthy skin. Bhumyamalaki is used to reduce the symptoms of both viral and chronic hepatitis, and can help clear and prevent gallstones. When added to powdered rice milk, it is sometimes applied topically to alleviate gynecological health problems such as vaginal discharge.