- Berries, wood and oil are used in folk remedies for cancer, indurations, polyps, swellings, tumors and warts. Its fruit and essential oil possess carminative, stimulant, deobstruent, diaphoretic, digestive and diuretic properties.
- They are useful in different forms of dropsies, either administered alone, or in combination with other diuretics.
- They are also used to treat mucous discharges in gonorrhoea, gleet and leucorrhoea; and some cutaneous diseases.
- The wood is sudorific in action.