The plant has been used externally in the treatment of arthritis. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds and chest complaints, and also as a mouth wash to treat toothaches. An infusion of the dried leaves, or the branches, has been used in the treatment of stomach ailments, inducing either bowel movements or vomiting.The crushed twigs have been mixed with oil and used as a salve.
Cuttings could be tried in August of half-ripe wood, preferably with a heel, in a frame.Layering.
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Plants are not very hardy in Britain and do not withstand exposure to prolonged winter frosts though they succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. In colder areas they are best grown against a south or south-west facing wall.The leaves are resinous and catch fire easily. They have a pleasant aroma.
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