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Ingredient Name : Saraca indica Linn.

Bengali Name : Ashoka

English Name : Ashoka Tree

French Name : Arbre d’Ashoka

German Name : Saraka

Gujarati Name : Ashoka

Hindi Name : Ashoka, Anganapriya

Kannada Name : Ashokadamara, Asokamara, Kankalimara

Latin name : Saraca indica Linn.

Marathi Name : Ashok

Punjabi Name : Asok

Sanskrit Name : Asoka, Sita Ashok, Hemapushpa, Kankeli

Recommended Dosage: 1 to 2 g powder of bark.

Contraindication: This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.

Description

The bark is anthelmintic, antiseptic, a strong astringent, demulcent, febrifuge refrigerant, styptic, sweet, and uterine sedative. It has been efficacious in regularising menstrual disturbances without producing any side effects. Its effect on the ovarian tissue may produce an estrogen-like activity that enhances the repair of the endometrium and stops bleeding. In metrorrhagia, in addition to decreasing the uterine bleeding, it regularises the interval between two cycles. Besides treating the symptoms of fatigue and generalised weakness, the use of the herb provides immense relief from painful menses, premenstrual syndrome and nonspecific leucorrhoea. It is well established for its effectiveness in dysmenorrhoea and tenderness of the uterus. It is also useful in internal bleeding, bleeding haemorrhoids and also haemorrhagic dysentery.