These leaves have been used by Indigenous Australians in many purposes. Chewing them provides both hydration and a boost of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The disease fighting high antimicrobial properties in the leaves were released by chewing them or crushing them into a paste. The paste was then rubbed into sores and boils. The leaves were also burnt to release their insect repelling properties. A good source of lutein a carotenoid vitamin that plays an important role in eye health, A great source of antioxidants, such as phytochemicals that provide antioxidant activity in both the hydrophilic and lipophilic environment.