Since ancient times it has been used as a remedy against various pathologies. For example, its use has been documented in the treatment of conditions in women such as inflammation and infection in the womb, as well as stimulating milk production in lactating women. It is also used in disorders of the digestive system, such as stomach pain or spasm, lack of appetite and constipation.
In Mexican herbalism, its use has been indicated in pathologies such as asthma, laryngitis and rheumatism. Other documented uses have been to treat snake bites, inflammation, muscle pain, colic, and burns.
On the other hand, its content of flavonoids and phenolic acids has been shown to exert bioactive activities such as antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and insecticidal, to name a few.