Botanical name – Saraca asoca
Family name –Caesalpiniaceae
English name –Ashoka Tree
Common name – Ashoka Tree
Habit – Perennial tree
Useful Parts – Fruit, root
Common Uses – Ashoka is reported to have stimulating effect on uterine and ovarian tissueincluding menstrual cramps, some cases of uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, haemorrhoids, internal bleeding and in diseases of women. It will stop excessive bleeding, reduce leucorrhoea and relieve headache. It is used to cure stones, respiratory diseases, anaemia, general weakness, anorexia, lower back pains, piles, dysentery and diabetes. The bark of the tree is also useful in treating scorpion-sting. Ashoka is also said to improve the complexion of skin, preventing pimples, allergies and burning sensations.
Indications – It is used internally in uterine disorders, menorrhagia, disorders of blood, diarrhoea, dysentery and skin disorders. Its seed is used internally in renal calculus and burning micturition.
Products description – It is a main ingredient in Ashok Ghrita and Sundarikalp Yog(Menopause help).