- It has anti- inflammatory, blood purifier, anthelmintic, cardiotonic, diuretic, expectorant, antipyretic, purgative, antiasthmatic, antiallergic, antispasmodic, antineoplastic, hepatoprotective properties.
- The plant is a powerful antidote for snake bite.
- The decoction of bark and roots is useful in gastritis and bronchitis.
- It is also used for its antiseptic, purgative, blood purifier, worm control, tonic properties.
- The ashes of leaves are used for sore eyes. Seed kernels are used as poultice for wounds and skin eruptions.
- It is used to treat bleeding piles and burning of the feet.
Mesua ferrae is widely distributed in tropical countries like India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina and New Guinea. In India, it is distributed in Eastern Himalayas and East Bengal, Assam, Burma, north Kangaroo, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, forests of South Konkan, Western Ghats from South Canara to Travancore.