Fresh or dried flowers can be used as a flavouring in soups, and beer, and the dried flowers can be used to make a herbal tea.
It is particularly valuable as a herb for female complaints and cardiac problems.
It allays nervous irritability, is noted for heart palpitations, has a strengthening effect, especially on a weak heart, is antispasmodic and sedative. Also any probblems associated with menstruation, childbirth and menopause, especially of nervous origin.
Usually made into a conserve or syrup, or alcoholic tincture extract.
It gives a dark olive-green dye.