Asoka Herb - Benefits And Healing Power
Botanical Name: Saraca Tndica
Indian Name: Ashoka
Description and Composition
Asoka is a small, spreading, evergreen tree, with smooth brownish bark and compound leaves forming a dense crown. It has bright orange flowers in small dense branches and flat fruits with several smooth grey seeds. This tree has to be distinguished from the Indian fir or mast tree, botanically known as polyalthia longifolia. Asoka is one of the sacred trees of the Hindus.
The dried bark of the tree constitutes the drug. The bark contains tannins and catechol. B.N. Ghosh. of the School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, investigated the powdered bark ash of Asoka and found presence of silica, sodium, potassium, phosphate, magnesium, iron, calcium, strontium and aluminum. A crystalline glycosidal substance has been isolated from the bark, with galactose as the constituent sugar.
Benefits and Healing Power of Asoka Herb
The bark is prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine for arresting bleeding or secretion and as a uterine sedative. It is said to have a stimulating effect on the endometrium that is, the mucuous membrane lining the uterus and on the ovarian tissues.
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