Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saraca asoka

Botanical name : Saraca asoka (Roxb.) de Wilde
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Asoka, Gatasoka
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Asoka tree
Hindi : Asok
Malayalam : Asokam
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized evergreen tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves are pinnate, about 40 cm long having 2-3 pairs of lanceolate leaflets. Flowers are beautiful, orange colored in dense corymbs flowers are fragrant. Fruits are flat pods. 4-8 seeds per pods, ellipsoid and compressed. Bark is dark brown with warty surfaces.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, menorrhogia, leucorrhoea, stomach pain, diabetes and bleeding through anus.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Flowers, Seeds

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