Spider flower is considered a medicinal plant. Its leaves can be dried and used to make a tea that prevents scurvy; the leaves are often used to supplement diets of pregnant and lactating women; and the roots are used to treat fevers, scorpion stings and arthritis. The plant naturally repels insects. The leaves have anti-inflammatory properties and preliminary scientific studies have suggested that spider plant may be useful in the development of a treatment for arthritis. Spider plant is also known to have insecticidal properties as well.