MedicinalThe flowers, and the essential oil obtained from them, are antipruritic, antifungal, antiseptic and sedative, relieving tension, lowering blood pressure and reducing fever
The dried flowers are used in the treatment of malaria and the fresh flowers are made into a paste for treating asthma
The essential oil is important in aromatherapy, where it is used in the treatment of tachycardia, rapid breathing, hypertension, gastrointestinal infections and psycho-sexual complaints
The flowers are harvested of a night time and dried for infusions or distilled for their essential oil
The leaves are used in a treatment for diarrhoea in infants
The bark is applied against scurf
The seed has been used externally to cure intermittent fever.