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Ashoka (Saraca asoka)

Parts used-bark, fruits, seeds

Medicinal uses: it is used as diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumarthritis.
Research papers

  • “Ayurveda and gynecological disorders”
    AN Jadhav, KK Bhutani - Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2005 – Elsevier
  • “Indian Herbal Drug for General Healthcare: An Overview”
    MM Pandey, S Rastogi, AKS Rawat - The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine, 2008 - ispub.com
  • “Herbal care for reproductive health: Ethno medicobotany from Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, …”
    HV Hegde, GR Hegde, SD Kholkute - Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2007 - Elsevier
Ashoka (Saraca asoka)
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