Luck in finding employment, wishes, and blessing.
Used in counts of 3 or 7 in charm and mojo bags to attract luck, wishes and money.
Carrying three will assist in finding a good job.
Count out seven seeds while concentrating on a wish, then carry the seeds with you at all times for seven days — the wish should come true by the end of the week.
The fruits are anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, sedative and vermifuge.
The fruits are used in folk remedies for abdominal tumours, oesophageal, gastrointestinal, and lung cancers, various tumours, as well as excrescences, warts, and whitlows.
The seed, with the husk removed, is antirheumatic, diuretic, pectoral, refrigerant and tonic.
A tea from the boiled seeds is drunk as part of a treatment to cure warts.
It is also used in the treatment of lung abscess, lobar pneumonia, appendicitis, rheumatoid arthritis, beriberi, diarrhoea, oedema and difficult urination. The plant has been used in the treatment of cancer.
The roots have been used in the treatment of menstrual disorders.
A decoction of the root has been used as an anthelmintic.