Mudakathan keerai or leaves has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It gives noticeable relief in patients of arthritis, joint pain and even gout patients. A combination of the two gives faster results. It’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and nervous breakdown.Mudakathan has been in use since time immemorial. Its use is now proven to be extremely safe in children. Mudakathan keerai is widely used for treating ear pain and discharge, cough and cold. The purulent discharge gets better with use of oil preparations from the leaf.