Bauhinia candida 
|English||Dwarf White Bauhinia, White Mountain Ebony ,|
|Indonesia||Panawar Saribu (Sunda Islands); Kupu-kupu (Java)|
|Thailand||Ka Long, Som Sio|
|India||Kaanchnaara, Kovidaara (Ayurvedic); Kachnaal (Unani); Vellaimandarai (Siddha/Tamil); Kanchan (Assam); Shwet kachnar, Kachnal safaid (Punjab)|
|Sri Lanka||Sudu Kobalila (Singhalese)|
DescriptionBauhinia acuminata is a member of the Fabaceae family. It is a rapidly growing shrub that can reach up to 3m tall. It rises with several strong, smooth, upright stems with many slender branches; young twigs being pubescent. The stipules linear-lanceolate measures 1 cm long. The leaves are cordate or nearly so ar the base, bilobed to about one third of their length with obtuse or acute lobes 9-11 nerve, sparsely pubescent beneath, about 10cm long and broad. The flowers appear at the extremities of the branches 3-4 in a loose bunch with white petals. The pedicels measure 6-12mm long. The flower buds fusiform, long attenuate at the apex and 5 setaceous dents, measures 3cm long. The calyx-limb laterally splitting, spathaceous; receptacle short. The petals obovate, measure 4cm long and 2cm wide. The stamens 10 all fertile, shorter than the petals; anthers small. The ovary shortly stipitate, sparsely pubescent. The pods are linear-oblong, stipitate, measure 10cm long and 1.5cm wide, dark brown in colour containing 10 roundish compressed seeds. ,
Plant Part Used
Bark, leaves, flowers and roots. 
In Malaysia and Indonesia the plant is used in the treatment of common cold and cough. The roots seems to be the part made used of by the Javanese in treating cough and cold. In India the decoction of the leaves and bark is given for allying asthmatic attack.
Other UsesThe Indians made used of the bark and leaves in a decoction to treat stones in the bladder, venereal diseases and leprosy.  Amongst the Mullu kuruma tribe of Karella the decoction of the bark is used in treating urinary discharge (gonorrhea). They make use of paste of the leaves applied on the throat for throat troubles. It is applied externally to treat skin diseases. The root is boiled in oil and applied to burns.
Adverse Effects in Human:
Used in Certain Conditions
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding
Interactions with drugs
Interactions with Other Herbs / Herbal Constituents