Saraca indica

Ashoka Tree

The bark of Saraca indica contains an estrogenic compound and has a stimulating effect on the endometrium (inner layer of uterus) and ovarian tissues. Commonly known as ‘Ashoka’, (which literally means ‘remover of all ailments’) Saraca indica is lauded by ancient ayurvedic gurus for its efficacy in menstrual disorders. Ashoka also means "without sorrow ", a reference to this bark's reputation for keeping a woman healthy and youthful. Its bark contains an oestrogenic compound and has a stimulating effect on the endometrium (inner layer of uterus) and ovarian tissue. It is useful in menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding) due to uterine fibroids, leukorrhoea (white discharge) and in internal bleeding. It is well established for its effectiveness in menorrhagia and dysmenorrhoea. It also has a stimulatory effect on the ovarian tissue and may produce an oestrogen-like effect that enhances the repair of the endometrium and stops bleeding.

 English  Ashoka Tree
 Sanskrit  Kankeli
 Assamese  Ashoka
 Bengali  Ashoka
 Gujarati  Ashoka
 Hindi  Ashoka
 Kannada  Jadikai, Jaykai, Jaidikai
 Kashmiri  Ashok
 Malayalam  Asokam
 Marathi  Ashok
 Oriya  Ashoka
 Punjabi  Asok
 Tamil  Asogam, Asogu, Asokam
 Telugu  Ashokapatta
 Urdu  --


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
Total Ash  Not more than 11%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 1%
Alcohol (90%) soluble extractive  Not less than 15%
Water soluble extractive  Not less than 11%


 

 

Rasa     : Tikta, Kasaya

Guna     : Laghu, Ruksa

Virya     : Sita

Vipaka  : Katu

Karma  : Hrdya, Visaghna, Grahi, Varnya, Sothahara