With a warm and aromatic taste, they are good as a flavouring to cooked foods. FLowers eaten fresh in salads, or brewed into a tea.
Medicinally can be used as a weaker version of common sage. Good for wind and indigestion, it is tonic, calming and helps with pre-menstrual problems.
It is a known remedy for complaints associated with the menopause, particularly hot flushing. For clearing eyes of dust and particles, the seed is soaked to become mucilagenous.