Protection and health
The seed is digestive, disinfectant, febrifuge and ophthalmic.
An infusion can be used in the treatment of fevers.
A poultice of the seed mush can be applied to infections.
The seeds have been kept in the mouth, and chewed during long journeys on foot, in order to give strength.
The seeds have been used to cleanse the eyes or remove foreign matter from the eyes. No more information is given here, but in other instances the seed has been placed in the eye, it then forms a gelatinous covering to which any foreign matter in the eye adheres. The seed is washed out of the eye by the eyes own tears.