Ashoka Powder

Saraca indica, Bark
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Package : 16 oz, 454 gm
Primary Uses : Female Tonic
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2X (Optimum Potency) :This product is prepared as per traditional Ayurvedic standards. This means the micro pulverized powder of the herb impregnates with its own juice or decoction by trituration (bhavna). The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate in to the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.

Product Overview

Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • A Female tonic for the healthy reproductive system.
  • A herb of choice for female health.
  • Has some natural diuretic, cooling, aphrodisiac property.
  • Bioenergetic
  • May be helpful and useful in all discomfort conditions.
  • It improves digestion and assimilation.
  • A healthy tonic for females.
  • Improves complexion of the body.
  • Regular use of Ashoka Powder makes a female healthy and energetic.

Other Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Ashoka is useful in discomfort conditions.
  • It may improve digestion and assimilation.
  • Ashoka may improve the complexion of the body.
  • May help to detoxify blood impurities.

Ayurvedic Herbal Formulation

The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb

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Possible Indications

  • Menorrhagia
  • Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)
  • Depression
  • Bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Uterine fibroid
  • Leucorrhoea

As per Ayurveda

The powder of Ashoka contains estrogenic compound Ketosterol which may be helpful in excessive bleeding during menses, menstrual cramps and internal and external outgrowths of the anal region.

It may also enhance the restoration of the lining of the uterus and check bleeding.

Supports the uterus; may act as uterine sedative and support for uterine/ovarian outgrowths, may help in excessive menstrual flow and bleeding during the passage of stool.


Ascorbic acid, catechin, flavonoids, lignin glycosides, β-sitosterol and its glycosidic form, polyphenolics such as gallic acid.

Common & Uncommon Names

  • Family Name: Ashoka
  • Botanical Name: Saraca Asoca
  • English Name: Ashoka
  • Hindi Name: Ashoka

Other Uncommon Names of This Herb

Sokanasa, Karnapurakah, Visoka, Raktaka, Ragi, Citra, Sadpanda Manjari, Tamrapallavah, Kankeli, Pinda Puspa, Gandhapuspa, Gandhapushpa, Nata, Asokah, Sokanasah, Vanjuladruma, Madhupuspa, Apasoka, Kelika, Ramavamanghrighataka, Pallavadru, Raktapallavaka, Citra, Vicitrah, Karnapurakah, Subhagah, Smaradhivasa, Dosahari, Prapallava, Ragitaru, Hemapuspa, Vanjula, Vanjulam, Sorrowless Tree.


  • Rasa (Taste): Astringent and Bitter
  • Guna (Characteristics): Light and Rough
  • Virya (Potency): Cool and Calm
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent

Best Source

Central and eastern Himalayas, in scattered locations of the northern plains of India as well as on the west coast of the subcontinent near Mumbai.

Directions for Use

Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Ashoka Powder with water 1-2 hrs after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast.

Decoction: Boil 5 Gms (1-2 teaspoon) of Ashoka in 120 ml water & make it as a tea. Strain the water when it remains 30 ml and drink it (if you are using Ashoka by itself). If you are mixing with other herbs, use Ashoka proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.

How to use Ashoka Powder

  • The decoction made from Ashoka Powder may be used in emotional outbursts.
  • The Powder of Ashoka may help in abdominal discomfort and also in deworming.
  • It may be applied as a paste on cut wounds.
  • Boil the Ashoka Powder with cow’s milk and add sugar in it. Take this milk for 3 months. It supports gynecological health.
  • Boil the powder in water and prepare a decoction. Take this decoction in the early morning empty stomach.
  • You can also boil the powder while mixing water and cow’s milk. Boil this till the water evaporates. After that add sugar to taste and take it once in a day regularly.
  • Mix equal quantities of Ashoka Powder and Mishri well, take ½ teaspoon in morning ½ teaspoon in evening female health.
  • Grind mustard with the decoction of the Ashoka Powder and dry it in shade. Apply it on your face to turn your facial shiny and glinting with glow.

In case of Pimples Take 100 gram of powder and boil it in 2 glasses of water. Take it off when there is 1 cup left 1cup. Mix ½ cup of mustard oil into it. Keep it for cooling. Apply regularly to have a shiny and clear face


  • Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • Nutritional diet
  • Morning walk
  • Peaceful mind
  • Yoga
  • Positive thinking

Foods to Favor

  • Light diet
  • Rice
  • Green gram soup
  • Bitter gourd
  • Bottle gourd
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Carrots
  • Fresh fruits [Amla, Orange, Apple, Papaya, Grapes]
  • Light moong dal
  • Cucumber
  • Food rich in bitter and pungent taste

Foods to Avoid

  • Fried food
  • Lady finger
  • Coco asia
  • Esculent root
  • Tomato
  • Masoor Dal
  • Ice creams
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Junk food
  • Sweet food
  • Excess salty or sour food.


  • Take less amount of salt.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Maintain proper hygiene.
  • Take Triphala powder or Amla daily to maintain morning regularity


  • Avoid taking excess sugar.
  • Avoid long exposure to sun.
  • Use of cosmetics should be limited.
  • Avoid excess sea food or non vegetarian food.

Classical References

  • Bhavaprakasha Nighantu
  • Dhanvantari Nighantu
  • Dravyaguna Vigyan
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India

Scientific References

  • Verma, A., Jana, G. K., Chakraborty, R., Sen, S., Sachan, S. and Mishra, A., Analgesic activity of various leaf extracts of Saraca indica Linn. Der Pharm. Let., 2010, 2, 352–357. 57.
  • Kapoor, L. D., Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants, 2001, 1st edn, p. 298.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books

Special Notes

This herb has been approved by DEPT OF AYUSH -Govt of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference of each ingredient by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.

GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility:Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.


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