Benefits of Asoka
With its scientific name saraca indica, this plant is also known as asoka tree, ashok tree, and sorrowless tree in English. It is known to be native in Southeast Asia but was introduced to the Philippines. Asoka is also cultivated in India and in the Malay Peninsula.
Asoka has astringent, uterine sedative, anthelmintic, demulcent, styptic, stomachic, constipating, febrifuge, and demulcent effects. This plant can also be used to treat dysmenorrhea, cervical adenitis, biliousness, syphilis, hyperdipsia, hemorrhagic dysentery, hemorrhoids and scabies. In Pakistan, asoka is used as a treatment for internal bleeding.