Sappanwood extract is used topically to heal wounds, stop bleeding and sooth rashes and bruises. Internally, it is used to regulate menses after child birth. A decoction of wood is given in case of hemoptysis (coughing up blood or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs).
Heart wood decoction is also beneficial in diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal, leucorrhoea and uterine hemorrhage. Heartwood small piece produces dark red solution in water. This solution has anti thirst, blood purifying, anti-diabetic, complexion enhancing and several other properties. The wood is also used to obtain red dye and as a shampoo.