Ashoka (Saraca asoca)
Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Ashoka
Ashoka is an Indian herb which is widely used in medicine. It is an important herb in Ayurveda, used predominantly in bleeding gynecological conditions. The tree is native of India, Malaya and Burma. In fact, Ashoka is a legendary and sacred tree of India. Due to its rich and beautiful appearance, especially the flowers and the shape of the tree, it is generally planted in parks, gardens, temples and royal palace compounds.
Medicinal uses of Ashoka
Ashoka tree provides several health benefits. Besides, it has been linked with Indian traditional medicine to relieve and treat many health conditions.
Uterus disorders – Ashoka is largely used in treating my female disorders as well as in the treatment of many gynecological disorders. It is used to manage female disorders including congestion, discomfort, pain and excessive bleeding. Moreover, it is beneficial in providing relief for dysmenorrhoea, abdominal pain and uterine spasms. Besides, it serves as an efficient tonic for optimal functioning of the uterus.
Piles – Ashoka tree flowers are useful in treating piles. It helps to cure the symptoms of piles as well as getting relief from piles.
Pain - The tree has analgesic properties that are highly beneficial in soothing the nerves which were aggravated by the vata element.
Complexion – Ashoka is also good for the skin. The herb is helpful in enhancing the skin’s complexion. It is used to eliminate toxins from the body. Besides, it purifies the blood & prevents skin allergies. –
Diabetes – The dried powder of Ashoka tree flowers seem to be useful in controlling diabetes.
The bark of the Ashoka tree is employed as an antidote to provide relief from scorpion stings