PHYTOMEDICINAL VALUE OF SARACA ASOCA (ASHOKA) IN ENHANCING FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMIN AYURVEDA AND FOLK SYSTEM OF MEDICINEAbstract
Since the origin of life, plants have remained the primary source of food, shelter, and various remedial approaches. Plants are being in use for treating various kinds of diseases. Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde (Saraca indica L.) is a medicinal plant that belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family (legume family). It is also called Ashoka. When Ashoka is split up into ‘a’ and ‘shoka’ represents a very deep meaning, i.e., freedom from the grief, which means happiness. It holds a very significant spot in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine. It is the main ingredient in many Ayurvedic herbal formulations used in treating a variety of diseases. Ashoka is a very popular herbal plant for the treatment of female reproductive disorders. It maintains the reproductive health of females. It has many other useful biological properties like anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, analgesic, haematoprotective, etc. The present review summarizes the phytomedicinal value of Saraca asoca in Ayurveda and the Folk system of medicine.
Isha Kumari *, HemlataKaurav and Gitika Chaudhary
Shuddhi Ayurveda, JeenaSikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India.
05 April 2021
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