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Saraca Tree

Saraca Tree

Scientific name of Saraca Tree: Saraca indica

Name of Saraca Tree in different languages:-

Sanscrit: Ashoka

Hindi: Ashok

Malayalam: Ashokam-അശോകം, Pravahika-പ്രവാഹിക

Plant description:

The Ashoka or saraca is a rain-forest tree found in almost all over the southern part of India, erect growing up to 20-25 feet tall, evergreen, foliage with deep green leave and fragrant flowers growing in dense clusters of orange-yellow in color. Its flowering season is February - April. Seeds  contain in a strong shell and size is about 1 inch long and half of its width.

Useful plant parts:

Bark, root’s bark, flower

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

 

Medicinal uses:

Anti toxic, Antiseptic, to treat Piles, Wound, Many of women’s diseases, Anti-aging.

How to prepare medicines:

Flavanoid matters have been extracted from flowers, which is used to prevent and treat skin cancers.

Saraca Tree is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Ashokarishtam

ThaleesapathradiChoornam

Ashokghrita 

AyaponTablets 

FemlinTablets

Ashokakwath

 

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