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Whole plant: To remedy fevers, head colds and rheumatic pain; vermifuge. Stem and Leaf: In a decoction for baths to treat fever, influenza, rheumatism and colds. Stem: Fragments in a decoction for an external wash to treat fatigue and lameness or lumbago. In Surinam, a piece of stem in a glass of water is drunk in the last month of pregnancy for a healthy confinement. Bark decoction for fever. Leaf: Cold water infusion for fever. Decoction and infusion for general weakness.