Stoneroot has a long history of use for dysmenorrhea and laryngitis. It has a beneficial effect on the venous system and is indicated for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. According to the Eclectics, it is especially indicated when there is a sense of constriction accompanying symptoms along the digestive tractóespecially in the throat and anus. It is one of the most effective remedies available for anal fissures and hemorrhoids, and for these purposes it can be combined with horse chestnut. Stoneroot is also a specific for irritated throat, hoarseness, and laryngitis experienced by speakers and singers who strain their voices.