The roots said to have used as hypnotic and sedative, used in the treatment of hypertension and insanity. used in decoction to treat painful affections of the bowels and to increase uterine contractions when giving birth. Strengthens intestinal muscles. The juice of the leaves is used to remove opacities of the cornea of the eyes and also to treat wounds and itches.The alkaloid rauwolfine has been shown to decrease the heart rate and reduce blood pressure.
The extract is approved by Ayush,Government of India as one of the herbs used widely in many formulation. It is used in allopathic medicine