Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Papilionaceae
Genus : Saraca
Species : asoca (Roxb) De Wilds.
Common Name
English Name : Ashoka tree
Hindi Name : Ashok
Manipuri Name : Ashok
Other Details
Habit : Small tree
Parts Use : Stem, Flower, Fruit and Leaf.
Preparation : Flower crushed with water for paste. Stem crushed with water for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : The bark contains tannin, catechol, sterol and organic calcium compounds.
Ailment Treated : Flower paste is used in abnormal blood pressure. The juice of the stem is used in chicken pox, jaundice and diarrhoea. Bark and flower extract are used in gyneocological problems. Dried flowers are used in diabetes and haemorrhagic dysentery and seeds are used for treating bone fractures.
Source : Wild/cultivated as ornamental plant