Ashok, Saraca asoca
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The Sanskrit word Ashoka means being without sorrow.
- In Indian subcontinent saraca asoca has been used as a medicinal plant from thousands of years. The bark, flower s and fruits are prescribed for the treatment of snakebite and scorpion sting. The bark is bitter, acrid, refrigerant, astringent, alexiteric, anthelmintic, demulcent, cures dyspepsia, burning sensation, diseases of the blood biliousness, enlargement of the abdomen, colic, piles, ulcers. Bark and seeds are also useful in urinary discharges.
The colorful juvenile fruits of saraca asoca.
The spectacular young leaves are almost bronze in color.