Common Name: Asoka, Debdaru
Botanical Name: Saraca Indica
Active Agents: Haematoxylin, iron, silica, potassium, magnesium, calcium, oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids, P-sitosterol, quercetin, kaempferol- 3-0-P-D- glucoside, quercetin- 3-0-P-D-glucoside, apigenin- 7-0-p-D-glucoside, pelargonidin- 3, 5-diglucoside, cyanidin-3, 5- diglucoside, palmitic, stearic, linolenic, linoleic, p and y sitosterols, leucocyanidin and gallic acid
Uses of Ashoka
Dysentery: Ashoka flowers made into a paste with water can offer relief from dysentery.
Brightens Complexion and Fights Skin Allergies: It eliminates toxins from the body to give you brighter skin and prevent allergy attacks.
Menstrual Disorders/Leucorrhea: 1-2 gms of Ashoka bark taken with equal parts water is a uterine tonic.
Pain: Vata-related aches and pains can be healed with regular consumption of the herb.