Tongva women use mighali during
and after pregnancy as a fortifier. They take the whole plant and
immerse it in water to make a wash. While pregnant, a woman is
bathed in this wash. After she has given birth, the wash is also
used to bathe the woman. To strengthen her blood, a new Tongva
mother will take a tea made from the entire plant.
To alleviate coughs, mighali is used in a decoction by
gathering the leaves and brewing them into a strong tea.
Additionally, for early morning chills or fevers, the Tongva drink a
milder tea made from the leaves.