Ashoka Bark / Saraca Indica
Properties /Uses : Saraca indica or Saraca asoka is a small evergreen tree native to India.Iit is popularly called Asoka or Ashoka, Ashok, or Sita Ashok. Ashoka is considered sacred tree in India.
And is said to be a wonderful herb that claims to cure several diseases. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it is the one herb that stands out as especially useful for treating excessive uterine bleeding. Ayurvedic texts describe more than 50 preparations of Ashoka for the treatment of a variety of ailments in which the extract from stem bark is used as one of the main ingredients.
Ashoka is predominantly found to be an excellent herb for gynecological problems. The aqueous extract from the bark of ashoka tree is useful in stimulating the uterus, the endometrium and the ovarian tissues, uterine bleeding associated with fibroids, menstrual disturbances without producing any side effects. Apart from this it is also useful for other ailments such as internal piles, diabetes, burning sensation, blood disorders, ulcerations, and skin discoloration.