It is a bitter, astringent herb with expectorant, anti-inflammatory and tonic effects (especially for the digestive, nervous and upper-respiratory systems). It lowers fever.
The flowers can be used for coughs. The entire flowering plant is used for fevers, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection, closed congested chest, and colds - especially in children.
The flowering plant is used for cuts and bruises and the essential oil is inhaled for bronchial infections and chest complaints and can be added to the bath for exhaustion.