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Fruit - raw[2, 105, 161]. Pleasant and slightly aromatic. Dry and tasteless, with lots of seeds according to another report. The fruit hangs on well on the bush. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter. A tea is made from the leaves.
Can be used as a ground cover plant in a shady position[3, 188]. Plants form a spreading carpet, rooting along the stems, and are best spaced about 30cm apart each way.
The plant was used by Native Americans to treat diarrhea, to help with delayed or painful menses and as an aid to women during childbirth. A tea was often taken by expectant mothers in the weeks prior to delivery