Like most other fruits, the ones of bolwarra are rich in vitamins C and a number of minerals. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that improves digestion and boosts immunity. Consuming the fruits will heal colds, catarrh and other infections faster. Bolwarra is a great diet choice while recovering from serious diseases. Fruits can be harvested and consumed straight from the wild. The bolwarra bark used to be employed in the crafting of twine but this traditional trade has probably become very rare today. Soaking the bark allowed its fibers to be twisted together into two strands, which were traditionally rubbed against the thighs. The bark could also be strengthened by soaking in a solution of geebung bark and then used to make durable fishing lines. The fibre was extracted by crushing the bark between two rocks, and a tight roll of two fibers created the line. The sap of red bloodwood (Eucalyptus gummifera) could be applied to protect it against fraying. The bolwarra wood has a coarse grain and a soft texture, with a yellow to brown color. Straight branches were sometimes used by the natives as spear shafts.
Bolwarra fruits have sweet pulp, with a soft texture and strong aroma. They can be eaten out of hand. The taste has been compared with a guava (Psidium quajava) or kiwi fruit (Actinidia spp.) but also has notes of nutmeg. Yoghurts and ice creams can be mixed with the bolwarra juice. The bolwarra fruit can be used in cooking to provide a distinctive spice and it is an ingredient in various dessert dishes, beverages and jams. Its flavour is so powerful that it is listed among the spices of Australia. It can easily overpower other aromas, so it should be paired only with ingredients that compliment it. The easiest way to use it as a spice is in dried form.
Both the seeds and cuttings are viable methods of propagation. If seeds are used, the first fruits will be produced after five or six years. Cuttings develop a lot faster and the first harvest is possible in two years. For best results, choose a protected location with partial shade. The bolwarra plant is vulnerable to frost but it can otherwise be cultivated outside of its original rainforest habitat. The typical height is between 3 and 5 m, with some bigger specimens in rare cases. If the climate is cold, the glossy bolwarra leaves develop an attractive red or copper color. The bolwarra plant can have multiple trunks. It tolerates most soils, can be cultivated in containers and likes both sun and shade. Regular mulching is required to protect bolwarra plant from weeds and maintain the soil wet.