Properties of air were already known by the ancient Indian, Greek, and Roman healers and doctors. The doctors described this plant in their scientific works and recommended it as a tonic and diuretic remedy; they treated by it the diseases of the respiratory tract, spleen, liver and other internal organs. Avicenna also used it to treat stomach, liver, kidney and urinary tract.
Air marsh is a well-known medicinal plant. It is perennial and grows along the banks of rivers and lakes in the lowlands and swamps – hence the name follows. The rhizome of air is thick and creeping.
Rhizome of air has analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, tonic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, expectorant, choleretic, diuretic, vasodilating, wound-healing effect.
Air improves the functionality of the liver and increases bile secretion.