Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people
Young leaves - cooked and eaten with barley
. The leaves are also pounded with steamed glutinous rice to give a flavour and colouring
The plant yields about 0.2% essential oil. This is a good larvicide and a feeble insecticide
The dried leaves and flowers are used as an incense
The leaves and flowering stems are anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, expectorant and stomachic
. An infusion is used in the treatment of nervous and spasmodic affections, in asthma and in diseases of the brain
. This infusion is also considered to be helpful in improving the appetite
. The juice of the plant is used in Nepal to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and abdominal pains
. It is used as an eyewash where it is said to relieve the burning sensation in conjunctivitis
. A paste of the plant is applied externally to treat wounds
The roots are antiseptic and are a tonic for the kidneys
Seed - surface sow spring in a greenhouse. Do not allow the compost to dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring.
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Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position
Plants are annuals or short-lived perennials. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer
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