Eat leaves and tips raw or cooked salads, fruit salads, and add to drinks. The flowers make a pretty edible garnish.
Medicinal actions include anthelmintic, Carminative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, rubefacient and stimulant.
It is useful for digestive disorders as well as for the treatment of colds and fevers. The essential oil is used in perfumery and as a cosmetic additive while the dried flowers give scent and colour to pot=pourri.