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Benefits of Ashoka Tree And Its Side Effects

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Benefits of Ashoka Tree And Its Side Effects

In Ayurveda, Ashoka tree is known for its spiritual qualities as well as its many health benefits to the body. Ashoka Tree barks leave primarily beneficial for treating menstrual problems in women including Dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain and uterine spasms. Ashoka tree bark has an abundant amount of tannins, flavonoids, and glycosides that altogether work as a uterine tonic. The Ashoka tree roots and seeds of Ashoka treat skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Ashoka Tree

Ashoka or Saraca indica is a rain forest tree that is found in the Deccan Plateau and Western Ghats of the Indian subcontinent. It bears orange and yellow flowers in bunches that turn red before they fall. This tree is considered one of the most sacred trees in the Indian traditions and it is dedicated to love God Kama. The word ‘Ashoka’ means ‘no grief’ in Sanskrit and various parts of this tree are widely used for different medicinal purposes.

Nutritional Value of Ashoka Tree

There are a number of essential nutrients that can be derived from the Ashoka tree. It contains tannins, glycoside, essential oils and calcium. It also contains carbonic compounds of carbon and iron while the bark of the tree contains ketosterol.

Health Benefits of Ashoka Tree

Health Benefits of Ashoka Tree
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ashoka Tree. Also discuss uses of ashoka tree leaves, barks and seed in different health issues.

Help treat acne

You can boil the bark of Ashoka tree to form a thick decoction and apply mustard oil after it gets cold. This solution, when applied to boils and acne, produces a very beneficial effect.

Ashoka Tree Herb For Gynecological Problems

The herb of this Ashoka tree can acts on uterine muscles and endometrium and thus provides relief from abdominal pain and other spasms. It also helps to treat irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea, leucorrhea, fibroids, cysts and other related disorders. Thus Ashoka tree is widely used to treat gynecological and menstrual problems in women.

Ashoka Tree Bark Helps improve intellect

Regular consumption of Ashoka tree products help to improve your intellect. You have to mix equal quantities of Ashoka’s bark and brahmi powder and consume 1 teaspoon of this mixture twice daily with a cup of milk.

Ashoka Tree Leaves in Skin Care

Consumption of herbs from the Ashoka tree helps to remove toxins from our blood and therefore provides excellent benefits for our skin. Ashoka tree herbs help to purify blood and prevent the onset of allergies and other skin disorders. Burn and skin irritations can also be treated by using extracts from the Ashoka tree.

Ashoka plant Prevents Internal Bleeding

You can drink few drops of water mixed with crushed flowers of the Ashoka plant to prevent internal bleeding. Ashoka flowers also help to prevent hemorrhagic dysentery. Thus flowers of Ashoka help to take care of your health.

Deals with stomach swelling and inflammation

Ashoka tree Barks or leaves, when consumed, help to remove worms from the stomach and thus provide relief from pain and swelling. The bark of the ashoka tree also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and pain relieving properties. Ashoka tree helps to combat both internal and external inflammation and provides relief from burning sensation.

Ashoka Tree for Piles and Diabetes

People who are suffering from diabetes can use the dried flowers of the Ashoka tree to treat their ailment. The Ashoka flowers help to check blood sugar levels. Herbal supplements prepared from this Ashoka tree help in the treatment of piles. A decoction prepared from the bark of the Ashoka tree helps to treat internal piles.

Ashoka Tree Prevents diarrhea

Flowers of the Ashoka tree controls blood loss in stools and thus treats diarrhea without causing any side effects. Ashoka tree leaves, flowers and bark can be used a tonic which will provide relief from this painful condition.

Removes kidney stones and treats asthma

Seed powder of the Ashoka tree is a natural method that helps to control kidney stones. When the seed powder is wrapped in betel leaves and consumed a number of times, it helps to treat asthma in people suffering from that illness.

Ashoka Flower Helps in Relieve Pain

Ashoka tree extracts have analgesic properties and so help to relieve pain. If you experiencing pain in your joints, you can apply a paste of the bark on the affected areas and experience some relief.

Uses of Ashoka Tree

The bark of the Ashoka tree good for skin and used to prepare cosmetics that help to improve skin complexion. It helps to prevent the condition of scanty and difficult urination and even acts as an antidote to a scorpion bite. Even its dried flowers of Ashoka tree are advantageous for diabetic patients.

Ashoka Tree Side-Effects & Allergies

Although the health benefits of Ashoka tree are numerous, pregnant women should abstain from consuming products from this tree as it might lead to complications. People who are sensitive to certain types of food should consult a doctor before consuming products of this tree.

Cultivation of Ashoka Tree

The Ashoka tree is primarily grown and cultivated in the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be very sacred by the Hindus. This tree is often associated with yakshi mythological beings and this tree is often found at the gates of Buddhist and Hindu temples. The yakshis under the Ashoka tree were also very popular as decorative elements in early Buddhist monuments. This tree is often mentioned in ancient Indian religious and amorous poetry and has 16 different names in Sanskrit referring to its different parts.

The Ashoka tree is best cultivated in the months of May and June and they are propagated best by stem cutting. It is difficult to propagate Ashoka trees with seeds on a large scale. However, the wild varieties of this tree is slowly becoming endangered.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 27 years old. I am also pregnant 21 days but still my periods is held can I take the ashoka tree water?

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Ashoka herbal medicines act as a tonic for the endometrium and uterine muscles, relieving abdominal pain and spasms. The herb is also used to treat menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstrual cycles, cysts, fibroids, and other reproduct...

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She may require painkiller for it better you consultant to a general physician for it. But for long run no medicine works so just take light food without oil and fat, less spices in food. Better she take moong ki daal with chapati and moong ki daa...

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