Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Cowania mexicana.
The bark has been crushed, rubbed until soft and then used as a lining in shoes to keep the feet warm. It has also been used as an absorbent nappy for babies and as a soft surface for babies to lay on in cradles.The fine, soft bark has been used as a tinder when starting fires with a fire drill.
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The cliffrose is not very hardy in Britain, it is unlikely to succeed outdoors in any but the mildest areas of the country and will probably require the protection of a sunny wall even there[11, 200, K].The flowers are resinous and strongly fragrant.
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