ASHOKA(Dried Bark)

 

Ashoka consists of dried stem bark of Saraca asoca (Rose.) De. Willd , Syn. Saraca indica Linn. (Fam. Leguminosae), collected in spring from mature, wild or cultivated trees,found in Central and Eastern Himalayas, Western Ghats and Deccan.

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SYNONYMS

  • Sanskrit : Kankeli
  • Assamese : Ashoka
  • Bengali : Ashoka
  • English : Asok Tree
  • Gujrati : Ashoka
  • Hindi : Ashoka
  • Kannada : Ashokadamara, Ashokamara, Kankalimara
  • Kashmiri : Ashok
  • Malayalam : Asokam
  • Marathi : Ashok
  • Oriya : Ashoka
  • Punjabi : Asok
  • Tamil : Asogam, Asogu, Asokam
  • Telugu : Ashokapatta

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PROPERTIES AND ACTION

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksha
  • Virya : sheeta
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Hridya, Vishaghna,Grahi,Varnya,Shothahara

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IMPORTANT FORMULATIONS - Ashokarishta, Ashokaghrita

THERAPEUTIC USES - Shotha,Daha,Asrigdara, Apachi, Raktadosha

DOSE - 20-30 g of the drug for decoction

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  • PUBLISHED DATE : Nov 19, 2015
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Janardan Panday
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Nov 19, 2015

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