The flowers can be eaten raw and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Add to salads. Dried petals can be used to make teas, flavour soups, cakes and make an edible yellow dye. It has cosmetic use as a hair rinse, and healing balms are made from the petals. It is a very versatile medicinal herb with many modern uses ranging from cleansing and detoxifying to treating
skin problems and sore eyes.
Other uses include it being a compost activator and additive, in cosmetics, as a dye plant, for essential oils, an insect repellent and trap crop, and even for weather forecasting.