Thursday, 25 February 2016

Saraka indica | ashoka tree


Kingdom : Plantae
Saraca Indica
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Fabales
Family : Fabaceae
Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
Tribe : Detarieae
Genus : Saraca
Species : S. asoca

Nature of ashoka tree
This is a small tree.

Leaves :-Leaves are compound and evergreen which forming dense crown, where leaflets 7-24cm long and slightly leathery.

Flowers :-Flowers are bright in orange color mostly sometimes they are in yellow. Three color is due to there bract, in small dense bunches.

Fruit :- Fruits 12-20 cm long , flat seed many.

Location :-This tree mostly occurs in central and eastern part in India.

Medicinal uses of ashoka tree
:-Its mostly used as an astringent of excessive menstruation as a uterine sedative. It can be used as a substitute or Ergot in treatment of uterine haemorrhages.
Many fraction isolated from the bark of the tree have been tested for their utility in uterine disorders, but the results were negative.
Flowers pounded and mixed with water are useful in haemorrhagic dysentery. Seeds are reported to be useful in urinary discharges.

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