- The Ashoka tree
(lit., "sorrow-less") is a flowering tree considered sacred
throughout India and Sri Lanka where it is found. It is prized for
its beautiful foliage and flowers.
- The botanical
name for the Ashoka Tree is Saraca Indica or Jonesia Ashok. It
belongs to the legume family and genus Saraca.
- There is an
ashoka tree by Weiyuan Lake in Chung Chi College. Planted in 1997,
it is the only one at the University and one of very few in the
- Ashoka tree, a
Caesalpiniaceae originating in India, was introduced into China in
the 1950s by Guangzhou’s South China Botanical Garden.
- A precious plant,
the tree’s name ‘Ashoka’ means ‘without sorrow’ in Sanskrit.
- Ashoka, or
Hemapushpa, is one of the most sacred trees to the women of India.
- Saraca indica
plant exhibits oxytocic activity in rat and human isolated uterine
preparations. Estrogen-primed or gravid uterus was more sensitive to
the action of the alcoholic extract.
- Ashoka is also
used in the treatment of uterine fibroids, helping to prevent the
need for some surgeries. Ayurveda also uses Ashoka to prevent
miscarriage in women who are susceptible, and is safe to use in
- Sita Ashok is
natural occurring herb in Chhattisgarh. The natives and traditional
healers of Chhattisgarh use Sita Ashok mainly in treatment of
- In the field of
Ayurvedic medicine, there is one herb that stands out as especially
useful for treating excessive uterine bleeding: the bark of Saraca
asoka (also called Saraca indica), a small evergreen tree native to
- Ashok trees were
abundant in certain pockets like the Ashoknala area near Podadiha,
but extensive & unscientific bark extraction has threatened their
- The demand of
Ashok bark is more at domestic level than at international level.
- The requirement
of Ashok bark in Everest Homeo is about 1 quintal per annum, that of
bhuineem being 1.5 quintals and of RS roots, about 75 kg.
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