OTHER USES PROPERTIES Orange chicken drumsticksOrange chicken drumsticks The tincture has been used lately in herbal medicine as a remedy for depression The active ingredients are viburnin (a substance or more probably a mixture of compounds) and tannins. Tannins can cause stomach upset. The fruits have been used as purgatives against constipation. The leaves when infused have antipyretic properties . Laurestine is not used in gastronomy because its content in viburnin and the tannins. that can cause stomach upset. But it can used in other uses besides medicinal uses It is used in gardening, because it blooms early and adapts well to shady places. It is widely used in hedges and to protect other species from the wind. Its flowers are very appreciated by bees, so it is considered a honey plant.