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The bark is bitter and acrid.

It used as refrigerant, astringent, alexiteric, anthelmintic, demulcent, emollient.

Ashoka cures dyspepsia, burning sensation, diseases of the blood, biliousness, effects of fatigue, colic, piles, ulcers, menorrhagia.

Flowers used in hemorrhagic dysentery.

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Saraca asoca is a plant belonging to the Detarioideae subfamily of the legume family. It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent and adjacent areas. It is sometimes incorrectly known as Saraca indica. The flower of Ashoka tree is the state flower of Indian state of Odisha. According to Ayurveda, Ashoka is useful in controlling internal bleeding, especially in the case of piles due to its Kasaya (astringent) property. It is also beneficial in relieving pain and healing wounds faster due to its Ropan (healing) property. Ashoka tree is not only a sacred and traditional plant in India but also it is utilized as a medicinal tree. Its leaves and barks are commonly used as traditional, herbal and alternative therapies.

Sanskrit for “without sorrow,” the term “Ashoka” refers to the bark’s reputed homeopathic properties for keeping women healthy. The tree itself is a rainforest tree prized for its foliage and fragrant flowers, which are carefully depicted here. Ashoka is an important Ayurveda herb used mainly in bleeding gynecological conditions. Its botanical name is Saraka indica or Saraca asoca and it belongs to Caesalpinioideae family. The word meaning Ashoka is one which helps to relieve the shoka (grief) or sufferings. Ashoka herb – Medicinal qualities.

Some of its uses are as:

  • The root, bark and seeds of Ashoka are useful in the treatment of skin conditions including; eczema, acne, dermatitis, herpes scabies and psoriasis.
  • It is also widely used to rejuvenate the complexion.
  • It reduce freckles and calm down inflammation.


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