Saraca Indica – Ashoka
Benefits of Saraca Indica – Ashoka
Ashoka is valued for its attractive greenery and fragrant flowers. It is a beautiful, small, evergreen tree with deep green leaves growing in dense clusters. The flowering season is from February to April. Ashoka flowers come in heavy, lush clusters and are bright yellow, which turn red before wilting.
Saraca indica is one of the most important unana and Ayurvedic medicinal plants for the treatment of several female disorders, especially menorrhagia and gynecological diseases. Its bark is bitter, astringent and sweet in taste and keeps a woman healthy and young. It has a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue. It is useful for internal bleeding, hemorrhoids, ulcers, uterine diseases, menorrhagia, especially due to uterine fibroids, meno-metrorrhagia, leukorrhea and pimples. The plant has several medicinal values and is widely used in the medical system of Unani and Ayurveda to treat a number of diseases such as treating painful conditions, improving body complexion, improving digestion and assimilation, relieves excessive thirst, effectively remove all infectious agents, blood disease and inflammation.
Capsule Ashoka contains plant extracts that are useful in various menstrual disorders such as puberty, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, abnormal bleeding and threatened abortion.
The main ingredient of Saraca indica flowers contains saracasin, saracadine, waxy substance, fatty acids and flavonoids, etc. Thus, the colors of the Saraca indica suspension exhibit antiulcer potential activity through at least one or more possible mechanisms, including inhibition of basal gastric secretion, stimulation of mucus secretion, and endogenous prostaglandin synthesis in the gastric mucosa.
Saraka Indica has antioxidant properties due to its high phenolic component
Oral administration of the extract has a significant effect on lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics and shows significant antioxidant activity. Saraka Indica also has a cardioprotective effect due to its antioxidant action.