Chinese it is known as 'kow lei heong' 九里香 (fragrance reaching 9 miles).
This plant is used in traditional medicine.
In Malaysia, a decoction of the leaves is used for toothache, and to get rid of tapeworms.
n Singapore, an infusion of leaves forms part of the treatment for ailments of generative organs of young women
In traditional Chinese medicine, a decoction of the leaves is prescribed for bruises, chronic dysentery, stomach ache, swellings, skin ailments, pains in the body and skin irritations
Leaves are used as a tonic, to cure toothache and herpes and to expel tapeworms in Malaysia; as a stimulant in Indonesia; to increase the menstrual flow and to treat diarrhea and dysentery in the Philippines; and for fever and dysentery in Indochina. The fruits and bark are sometimes also used medicinally
Leaves are used in traditional medicines to treat stomach ache, toothache, dysentery and bruises.