Other Benefits as per Ayurveda
- Ashoka is useful in discomfort conditions.
- It may improve digestion and assimilation.
- Ashoka may improve the complexion of the body.
- May help to detoxify blood impurities.
Ayurvedic Herbal Formulation
The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb
2X-Optimum Potency-Full Spectrum
- Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)
- Bleeding hemorrhoids
- Uterine fibroid
As per Ayurveda
The powder of Ashoka contains estrogenic compound Ketosterol which may be
helpful in excessive bleeding during menses, menstrual cramps and internal
and external outgrowths of the anal region.
It may also enhance the restoration of the lining of the uterus and check bleeding.
Supports the uterus; may act as uterine sedative and support for
uterine/ovarian outgrowths, may help in excessive menstrual flow and
bleeding during the passage of stool.
Ascorbic acid, catechin, flavonoids, lignin glycosides, β-sitosterol and
its glycosidic form, polyphenolics such as gallic acid.
Common & Uncommon Names
- Family Name: Ashoka
- Botanical Name: Saraca Asoca
- English Name: Ashoka
- Hindi Name: Ashoka
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb
Sokanasa, Karnapurakah, Visoka, Raktaka, Ragi, Citra, Sadpanda Manjari,
Tamrapallavah, Kankeli, Pinda Puspa, Gandhapuspa, Gandhapushpa, Nata,
Asokah, Sokanasah, Vanjuladruma, Madhupuspa, Apasoka, Kelika,
Ramavamanghrighataka, Pallavadru, Raktapallavaka, Citra, Vicitrah,
Karnapurakah, Subhagah, Smaradhivasa, Dosahari, Prapallava, Ragitaru,
Hemapuspa, Vanjula, Vanjulam, Sorrowless Tree.
- Rasa (Taste): Astringent and Bitter
- Guna (Characteristics): Light and Rough
- Virya (Potency): Cool and Calm
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
Central and eastern Himalayas, in scattered locations of the northern
plains of India as well as on the west coast of the subcontinent near
Directions for Use
Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Ashoka Powder
with water 1-2 hrs after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast.
Decoction: Boil 5 Gms (1-2 teaspoon) of Ashoka in 120 ml water & make
it as a tea. Strain the water when it remains 30 ml and drink it (if you
are using Ashoka by itself). If you are mixing with other herbs, use Ashoka
proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.
How to use Ashoka Powder
- The decoction made from Ashoka Powder may be used in emotional outbursts.
- The Powder of Ashoka may help in abdominal discomfort and also in deworming.
- It may be applied as a paste on cut wounds.
Boil the Ashoka Powder with cow’s milk and add sugar in it. Take
this milk for 3 months. It supports gynecological health.
Boil the powder in water and prepare a decoction. Take this
decoction in the early morning empty stomach.
You can also boil the powder while mixing water and cow’s milk.
Boil this till the water evaporates. After that add sugar to taste
and take it once in a day regularly.
Mix equal quantities of Ashoka Powder and Mishri well, take ½
teaspoon in morning ½ teaspoon in evening female health.
Grind mustard with the decoction of the Ashoka Powder and dry it in
shade. Apply it on your face to turn your facial shiny and glinting
In case of Pimples Take 100 gram of powder and boil it in 2 glasses of
water. Take it off when there is 1 cup left 1cup. Mix ½ cup of mustard oil
into it. Keep it for cooling. Apply regularly to have a shiny and clear
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing
condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider.
Keep away from the reach of children.
- Nutritional diet
- Morning walk
- Peaceful mind
- Positive thinking
Foods to Favor
- Light diet
- Green gram soup
- Bitter gourd
- Bottle gourd
- Green leafy vegetables
- Fresh fruits [Amla, Orange, Apple, Papaya, Grapes]
- Light moong dal
- Food rich in bitter and pungent taste
Foods to Avoid
- Fried food
- Lady finger
- Coco asia
- Esculent root
- Masoor Dal
- Ice creams
- Junk food
- Sweet food
- Excess salty or sour food.
- Take less amount of salt.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Maintain proper hygiene.
- Take Triphala powder or Amla daily to maintain morning regularity
- Avoid taking excess sugar.
- Avoid long exposure to sun.
- Use of cosmetics should be limited.
- Avoid excess sea food or non vegetarian food.
- Bhavaprakasha Nighantu
- Dhanvantari Nighantu
- Dravyaguna Vigyan
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India
Verma, A., Jana, G. K., Chakraborty, R., Sen, S., Sachan, S. and
Mishra, A., Analgesic activity of various leaf extracts of Saraca
indica Linn. Der Pharm. Let., 2010, 2, 352–357. 57.
Kapoor, L. D., Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants, 2001, 1st
edn, p. 298.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books
This herb has been approved by DEPT OF AYUSH -Govt of India after the
proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference of
each ingredient by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility:Laboratory tested for
quality purity and heavy metal standards.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any Disease.