Ashoka, with its analgesic and astringent properties, has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners to support reproductive and gynecological health in women for centuries. Ashoka has been traditionally used to support healthy periods and support uterine health.
Saraca indicaÂ (family Caesalpiniaceae) is one of the most ancient sacred plants with medicinal properties, exhibiting a number of pharmacological effects. Various medicinal uses ofÂ Saraca indicaÂ had been reported in Charaka Samhita (100âA.D.) . Different parts of the plant exhibit a number of pharmacological effects like antihyperglycemic, antipyretic, antibacterial, anthelmintic, activity, and so forth, which are well described in the literature. A traditional drug Ashokaristha used for the treatment of menorrhagia, is originated fromÂ Saraca indicaÂ . Secondary metabolites like flavonoids, terpenoids, lignin, phenolic compounds, tannins, and so forth are reported fromÂ Saraca indicaÂ stem bark extracts and found responsible for their therapeutic action (1).
- Yadav NK, Saini KS, Hossain Z, Omer A, Sharma C, Gayen JR, et al. <i>Saraca indica</i> Bark Extract Shows <i>In Vitro</i> Antioxidant, Antibreast Cancer Activity and Does Not Exhibit Toxicological Effects. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2015;2015:205360.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.