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Bauhinia purpurea belongs to the family Caesalpiniaceae, and used as vegetables by tribal’s of Kathkors and Gondas in India. Bauhinia purpurea is rich in polyphenolics and are known for its medicinal properties and has been traditionally used by Indians and in other parts of South Asian countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Malaysia for treating ailments like ulcer, wound, glandular swelling, expelling gases, Diarrhoea and stomach tumours. Biological reports proved activities like Anti-nociceptive, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antimalarial, Antimycobacterial, CytotoxicityAntidiabetic, Cardiotonic, Wound healing, Anti-diarrhoeal. The present review has been undertaken with an objective to give previous biological and phytoconstituents reports on Bauhinia purpurea.