Sanskrit name: Asoka
Botanical name: Saraca asoca
Habitat: Asoka Tree is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Bitter, Astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (constitution): Balances pitta and vata, increases kapha
In Sanskrit, Asoka means ‘remover of sorrows’. It is beneficial in treating reproductive system related disorders in women. Asoka has been found useful in treating urinary tract disorders.