The leaves of this tree are made into a paste and applied as a bandage over inflammations.
It has the milky secretion of the fruit is applied to skin diseases. But, the decoction prepared by the roots is a good tonic for the body.
When cut, the young fruit secretes a yellow sticky sap used to treat ringworm and other skin diseases (South India).
There is some modern investigation of the plant’s effects on high blood pressure.
It grows to 40 ft or more with a spread of 10–20 ft. But, it has heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowers that are produced intermittently throughout the year in warm climates. And, each flower has a maroon eye that ages to purple.