Malayalam: Ashokam-അശോകം, Pravahika-പ്രവാഹിക
The Ashoka or saraca is a rain-forest tree found almost all over the southern part of India, erect and growing up to 20-25 feet tall, with 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 are contained in a strong shell and their size is about 1 inch long and a half of its width.
Useful plant parts:
Bark, root’s bark, flower
Anti-toxic, Antiseptic, to treat Piles, Wounds, Many of women’s diseases, Anti-aging.
How to prepare medicines:
Flavanoid matter has been extracted from flowers, which is used to prevent and treat skin cancers.
Copy rights 2013-2023 Medicinal Plants India : All rights reserved.