Ashoka {Saraca Indica}

Ashoka balances Pitta

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta
  2. Taste – Astringent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Action: uterine tonic to help support a healthy female reproductive system
  5. Other Uses: brain tonic, various aspects of indigestion sedative, liver and kidney detox, fever, antidiarrheic, stomachic, antiasthmatic, diuretic, and used in women’s health for example menorrhagia (scant menses), dysmenorrhea (painful menses, menstrual cramps)


Modern Research

Studied for its antimicrobial, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antidiabetic, analgetic, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as its effects on uterine activity.