The wood exhibits sapasmolytic activity, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-bacterial activity The wood possesses diaphoretic, diuretic and carminative properties, and is used in fevers and in pulmonary and urinary disorders. The oil shows in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activity. The juice shows antiviral activity against tobacco mosaic virus and potato virus. Bark—decoction is used internally as astringent, antidiarrhoeal and febrifuge. Essential oil—antiseptic (used in skin diseases).