Saraca asoca ayurvedic herb has a prominent role as an astringent, anodyne and has beneficial effects in menstrual disorders. It is known as Ashoka or Ashok tree in Ayurveda. Its latin name is Saraca asoca (Roxb.) (De Wilde).
Find the herb pictures of Ashoka tree – THE GREAT WOMEN’S FRIENDLY AYURVEDIC HERB.
This ayurvedic herb is commonly found in Middle and Eastern Himalayan region.
The Plant Of Saraca asoca:
This is an evergreen plant with medium height of 25 to 30 feet.
Leaves are without petioles and dark green in color. The leaflets are in pair of 3 to 6, oblong or lancet shaped, 4 to 9 inch long and 2.5 inch wide. New leaves with copper tinge appear continuously in groups.
The flowers are bright golden to pink-red in color with a diameter of 3 to 4 inch. Red stamens come out of the flower. Flowering occurs in Spring season and Fruition occurs in early winter.
It is 4 to 10 inch long, 1.5 to 2 inch wide and flat. There are 4 to 8 flat seeds, 1.5 inch long.
THE SHORT TO MEDIUM HEIGHT PLANT OF ASHOKA OR SARACA ASOCA IN THE MIDDLE
THE BARK OF SARACA ASOCA OR ASHOKA TREE
THE COMPOUND LEAVES OF SARACA ASOCA OR ASHOKA