- Flowers are traditionally used as a tonic, diuretic, and abortifacient.
- Flowers are considered to be anthelminitic.
- Used to cure inflammations, muscle diseases, tumors and enlargement of the spleen.
- In India, juice pressed from the flowers is said to alleviate sore throat and catarrh.
- In Puerto Rico, an infusion of the flowers is used as an eyewash and a decoction from the flowers has been used to treat hysteria.