Tamil Name : அசோக பட்டை / Ashoka Pattai
English Name : Ashoka Bark
Hindi Name : अशोक वृक्ष / Ashok Tree
Malayalam Name : അശോകം / Asokam Tree
Telugu Name : సోకానం ట్రీ / Sokanam Tree
The Ashoka tree is from the family of legumes and is also a part of the subfamily Caesalpiniaceae. The Ashoka tree is a rainforest tree. It was initially found in the central part of the Deccan plateau and in the middle part of the Western Ghats in western India. The Ashoka flowers from February to April. The flowers appear in lush and heavy bunches. The flowers have bright orange-yellow color and they turn red before wilting. This tree has an important role in Indian cultural traditions.
The Ashoka tree lots of health benefits and being a traditional Indian medicine as a primary ingredient in various therapies and cures.
- Ashoka herb is used in the treatment of menstrual disorders associated with excessive bleeding, congestion, and pain.
- Ashoka herb also assists in treating dysmenorrhoea, abdominal pain, and uterine spasms.
- The Ashoka herb provides the endometrium and uterine muscles. It is also used in Ayurveda for clearing congestion from the Medas Dhatus and Mamsa, especially when there may be leucorrhoea, endometriosis, cysts, and fibroids from excess kapha and ama in the Artava Srotas.
- The herb has a nourishing effect on the circulatory system, so it is an effective remedy for arrhythmia and cardiac weakness.
- It also helps painful urination.
- The Ashoka Pattai helps to remove the toxins from the blood and provides great benefits to your skin.
- The Ashoka Pattai and the flowers help to eliminate the worm from your stomach and provide better relief from pain and swelling.
- Its flowers can be used to control the blood loss in stools and cure diarrhea without causing any side effects.
- The Pattai, leaves, and flowers are used as a tonic to relieve the pain.