The olive tree leaves, bark and roots are used. Other popular names in Guatemala: Jocote mico, Negrito; Olivo; Pasac. The infusion of bark and roots are used to treat malaria, gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, atonic dyspepsia, weakness, amebiasis, roundworm, whipworm, vomiting), Nerviocismo, intermittent fevers, cough. Leaves dye has antiamebiana activity. The crushed leaves are applied topically to treat skin diseases and some cancers.