Ashoka Powder

Product Code:408
Botanical Name:Saraca indica

16 oz, 454 gm

2X (Optimum Potency)  

  • Ashoka is useful in all Painful conditions.
  • It improves digestion and assimilation.
  • Ashoka improves complexion of the body.
  • It is highly used in the management of excessive bleeding during mensuration.
  • Useful in all edematous conditions.
  • Useful in toxicities and management of all problems which originate from blood.

This product is prepared as per traditional Ayurvedic standards. This means the micro pulverized powder of the herb impregnates with its own juice or decoction by trituration (bhavna). The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate in to the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.

This product is concentrated extract form (Not just simple bulk herb powder) Extract enhances potency, efficacy and health benefits to a great extent.

Ashoka (Saraca Indica)

Latin Name: Saraca Asoca

Common Name: Ashoka

Sanskrit Name: Ashoka

Other Names: Saracaka Indica, Asoka Tree, Ashoka Tree.

Ashoka (Saraca Indica) Bark Powder: Tonic for the female reproductive system.

Properties of Ashoka

Rasa (Taste): Astringent, Bitter

Guna (Characteristics): Light, Rough

Veerya (Potency): Cool and Calm

Veepaka (Post Digestion Effect): Pungent

Prabhava (Special action on human physiology for which we have explanation how it works): Useful in management of all painful conditions including spasmodic and congestive pain of dysmenorrhoea.

Action and Uses: Astringent, a major herb for the uterus, uterine sedative, uterine/ovarian fibroids, menorrhagia, bleeding hemorrhoids, bleeding dysentery.

Effect of Tridoshas: (Three humors alleviator: Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water), Ashoka pacifies Kapha and Pitta i.e. it is useful in the management of all problems resulting from the aggrevation of Kapha and Pitta.

Ayurveda Value: The Powder of Ashoka contains estrogenic compound ketosterol which is effective against menorrhagia due to uterine fibroid and internal hemorrhoids. It also enhances the restoration of the endometrium and stops bleeding.

Benefits of Ashoka Powder: Useful in menorrhagia (scanty menses), dysmennorhea (menstrual cramps) depression, bleeding hemorehoids, uterine fibroid, and leucorrhea.

Uses of Ashoka Powder

  • The decoction made from "Ashoka Powder" is used in hysteria.
  • The Powder of it is useful in abdominal discomfort and also helps in deworming.
  • It acts as an antiseptic when applied as a paste on cut wounds.
  • Boil the "Ashoka Powder" with cow’s milk add sugar in it. Take this milk for 3 months.
  • Ashoka acts as a great healer for all female troubles. It prevents gynaecological troubles.
  • In Case of Menorrhagia: Boil the powder in water and prepare a decoction. Take this decoction early morning empty stomach.
  • In Case of Leucorrhoea:
    • Boil the powder while mixing water and cow’s milk. Boil this till the water evaporates. After that add sugar to taste and take once a time regularly.
    • Ashoka Powder + Mishri mix it well take ½ teaspoon in morning ½ teaspoons in evening in leucorrhoea.
  • Grind mustard with the decoction of the "Ashoka Powder" and dry it in shade. Apply it on your face to turn your facial skin shiny and glinting with glow.
  • You can take "Ashoka Powder", if you are suffering from any one of this Menorrhagia, Leucohorrea, Uterine problems such as weakness in ovary, womb secretion, Hysteria, infertility, Genital disorders, Irregular mensuration, Vaginal disorders, Ovarian dysfunction, swelling in feet etc.
  • In Case of Pimple: Take 100 gram of "Ashoka Powder" and boil it in 2 glass of water. Take it off when left 1 cup. Mix ½ cup of "Mustard Oil" into it. Keep it for cooling. Apply regularly to get rid of pimples.

**Regular use of "Ashoka Powder" makes a female healthy.

Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.

Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: Sokanasa, Karnapurakah, Visoka, Raktaka, Ragi, Citra, Sadpadamanjari, Tamrapallavah, Kankeli, Pindapuspa, Gandhapuspa, Gandhapushpa, Nata, Asokah, Sokanasah, Vanjuladruma, Madhupuspa, Apasoka, Kelika, Ramavamanghrighataka, Pallavadru, Raktapallavaka, Citra, Vicitrah, Karnapurakah, Subhagah, Smaradhivasa, Dosahari, Prapallava, Ragitaru, Hemapuspa, Vanjula, Vanjulam, Sorrowless Tree.

Latin Name: Saracaka Indica

Ayurvedic Name: Ashoka

English Name: Asoka Tree

Parts Used: Bark, Extract

Habitat: Cultivated in gardens throughout India. The alcoholic extract which is soluble in hot water contains a fair amount of tannin and probably an organic substance containing Iron.

Properties and Uses: Saracaka Indica is highly astringent, Uterine sedative, Household remedy for menorrhagia, Leucorrhoea, Internal piles (Bleeding Haemorrhoids) and dysentry (Haemorrhagic). Saracaka Indica stimulates uterus making contraction more frequent and prolonged without producing tonic contractions like Ergot and Pituitary. It acts directly on the muscular fibers of the uterus. It has a stimulating effect on the Endometrium and the ovarian tissue, useful in uterine affections, especially in Menorrhagia due to uterine fibroids and other causes.

Ashoka in the Products

Ashoka in Femivita

Its use in treatment of excessive uterine bleeding is extensive in India. The plant is used also in dysmenorrhoea and for depression in women. Bleeding from piles is reduced with the use of the plant extract.


  1. Raghunathan K. and Mittra R.; Pharmacognosy of Indigenous Drugs. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha, New Delhi (1982).
  2. Mukherji S. et al; Ind. J. Pharm. 32: 48 (1970).
  3. Satyavati G. V. et al.; Res. Ind. Med. 21: 1 (1969).
  4. Satyavati G. V. et al.; Res. Ind. Med. 58: 947 (1970).
  5. Singh K. V. and Bhatt S. K.; Ind. Drugs Pharm. Ind. 15: 39 (1980).

Caution: According to Ayurveda, herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other.

"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

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