• Culinary use: This flesh can be eaten raw, boiled or made into a refreshing beverage that is suggestive of lemonade. Seeds – raw or eaten in curries.
  • Ornamental use: Can be grown as avenue plant.
  • Medicinal use: The leaves can be used as a plaster to allay pain even from venereal sores, and can relieve convulsions. A paste made from the leaves is applied externally to treat muscular swellings caused by some inflammations. The leaves together with salt can cure indigestion and, in larger doses, can also induce abortion.