Young sprigs can be used as a seasoning while the dried flowers are used to make herb tea.
Mostly noted for its calming actions, it is also antispasmodic, carminative, nervine, stomachic and a tonic.
Excellent for treating digestive upsets or nervousnes and irritability. Externally it can help with skin ailments and is soothing to burns and wounds. Generally considered gentle enough and safe to use with even very young children. Added to cosmetics they act as an anti-allergenic agent
It is also used as a dye, for hair care, as a liquid plant food, an insect repellent and a strewing herb.