Ashoka Herb Benefits

Benefits of Ashoka Herb

Other names of Ashoka herb - Saraca indica, Ashok

Gynaecology : A very useful herb to treat menstrual disorders associated with excess bleeding (rakta pradara), pain and congestion. Use when there are uterine spasms, abdominal pain and dysmenorrhoea. Its affinity for the uterine muscles and endometrium indicates its use as a uterine tonic to help with prolapse, miscarriage and irregular menstrual cycles. Also of benefit for clearing congestion from the mamsa and medas dhatus when there are fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and leucorrhoea from excess ama and kapha in the artava srotas.

Digestion : Its astringency can help to alleviate bleeding piles and dysentery. Also used to treat colitis and ulcers.

Urine : It encourages the flow of urine and can help to alleviate painful urination.

Pain : Ashoka has specific analgesic properties and can be used to soothe the nerves where they are aggravated by vata.

Heart : Its nourishing effect on the circulatory system makes it a useful remedy in cardiac weakness and arrhythmia.