The various parts of the plant, as flower buds, flowers, stem, stem bark, leaves, seeds, and roots are utilized in various indigenous system of medicine. It is popular among the various indigenous system of medicine and among the various ethnic groups in India for curing a variety of ailments. The bark of the plant is medicinally more important and is used by tribals against a variety of ailments. The bark is used in fever, as tonic, and astringent, as antileprotic, in skin diseases and wound healing, antigoitrogenic, and as antitumor. The bark is also documented as astringent to bowels, tonic to the liver, and beneficial for the cure of dysmenorrheal, menorrhagia, tuberculosis, asthma, and wounds. The stem bark of B. variegata is reported to possess hepatoprotective, antihelmintic, and antidiabetic activities.
Bauhinia variegata plant bark possess the property to overcome hypertension, elimination of cholesterol helping the body to develop elasticity to the arterial walls, is always used as a folk medicine. It had been found that the plant possesses the ability to increase calcium and potassium channels.