Joanesia Asoca, Saraca Indica, Asoka, Kanekeli, Asok, Asthopalva Are few common names of The Asoka Tree. Ashok tree bark has an affinity for female reproductive organs. It is used in Ayurveda since time immemorial in the treatment of female disorders. The stem bark of the tree is strongly astringent and a uterine sedative, uterine tonic, and styptic. It has a stimulating effect on endometrial and ovarian tissue.
It is used to treat menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, internal bleeding, hemorrhoids, and hemorrhagic dysentery. The bark is also useful in dyspepsia, fever, and burning sensation. It is also useful in delayed bone consolidation and calcium deficiency.
It is useful as an anti-menorrhagia, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and cardioprotective, anti-ulcer, antifungal, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and hypolipidemic.
In ancient medicine of it has a great repute for menstrual and uterine disorders. It is an important remedy for amenorrhea and scanty menses which is related to intolerable pain and burning sensation during urination. It is a tonic related to the uterus and so-called a uterine tonic. which gives strength to the uterus which has been weakened by chronic ailments.
In Homeopathy, mother tincture of Ashok stem bark is prepared and used for delayed and irregular menses, menstrual colic, amenorrhoea, pain in ovaries before flow, menorrhagia, irritable bladder with other symptoms like unilateral headache, reflex uterine, congestive headache, better open air and by free flow.
For this remedy, the patient is good-natured affectionate, loves all persons. The patient has very weeping in nature and she is very timid. The patient is very excitable and fatigued, does not like to do any work. She is often absent-minded. She is very slow to understand and is very impatient. She is satisfied with small things. She has a very disturbed sleep. A patient suffers a lack of sleep, she dreams of traveling or of fear. She is not very imaginative and experiences suffering very much.
Description of Ashok tree
- Botanical name: Saraca indica Linn.
- Natural Order: Caesalpiniaceae
- Distribution: India, Central and E. Himalayan, W. Peninsula, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
- Flowering time: March-April
- Fruiting time: September
- Conservation Status: Critically endangered
It is a tree which 6-9m high. It is grown all over India. It occurs up to an altitude of 600 meters. It is also cultivated in many gardens because of its decorative orange flowers. Its leaves are abruptly pinnate, with few pairs of leaflets.
Flowers are yellowish to deep red. Petals absent.
It has been traditionally used in Indian system medicine for the treatment of uterine, genital ailments, and other reproductive disorders in women, fever, pain, and inflammation. All parts of the tree used in medicine. The bark is dark brown or grey or almost black with a warty surface. The stem bark is rough and uneven due to the presence of rounded or projecting lenticels.
- English: Asoka Tree
- Gujrati: Ashopalava
- Hindi & Bengali: Anganapriya
- Hindi: Ashok
- Odia: Ashoka
- Sanskrit: Asoka; Kankeli
- Tamil: Asogam
- Telugu: Kankeli, Asokamu,Vanjulamu
- Uriya: Asoka
- Kannada: Husangid-ba, Usangid
It is distributed in the evergreen forests of India up to an elevation of about 750 meters. It is found throughout India. Especially in Himalaya, Kerala, Bengal, and the whole south region. In Himalaya, it is found at Khasi, Garo, and Lussi hills, and in the Kerala region, it is found in Patagiri, Kaikatty & Pothundi of Palakkad district, Thrisur, Kollam, and Kannur districts.
Bark has a stimulating effect on the endometrial and ovarian tissues. It is also used in cases of uterine bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, and infertility. It has used in dysentery treatment. It is used as a uterine sedative and hot water extracts administered to human adult female stimulates the uterus similar to ergot, but it does not produce a tonic contraction.
Its leaves possess blood-purifying properties and also used for stomach-ache relief. The past of leaves or applied on the skin to get relief from skin diseases
Dried leaves are used in
- Paralysis (maybe one-sided)
- Broken bones and skin trauma.
Its dried flowers are used in diabetes and hemorrhagic dysentery and seeds are used to occur bone fractures. The flowers are considered to be a uterine tonic and are used in cases like a burning sensation, dysentery, scabies in children, and inflammation.
Seeds help in bone strengthening and the ash of the plant is good for external application in rheumatoid-arthritis.
It has anticancer activity also where in some cases it acts on cancer cells and has no activity against normal lymphocytes.
A paste of roots is useful in skin conditions such as freckles, ulcers, itching in eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and herpes-like conditions, and scabies. In these conditions, it is used as a wash or in a cream. It improves skin complexion and skin tone. It can also be used in cases of discoloration or loss of pigmentation.
Some other symptoms of Homeopathic Remedy JANOSIA ASHOKA are given below:
She has a very congestive headache, which is better by the free menstrual flow. The patient has a periodical headache which is better by bathing. The patient has heaviness of the head with vertigo.
There is redness along with burning and itching. It is a very good remedy for styles( red swelling over eyelids) which is present on the upper eyelids. The patient’s eyes are easily tired on least exertion. The patient is also difficulty in seeing far objects clearly.
There is a pain in the ears along with the hardness of hearing after a severe cold.
There is profuse watering from the nose along with sneezing and soreness of the nostrils. There is obstruction of the nose. It is a very good remedy for loss of smell and bleeding from the nose.
The patient has a pale face which alternately hot and red along with pimples on the face.
There is dryness along with excessive thirst. The patient drinks large quantities of water at a time. The patient has a thickly white or brown coated tongue along with bleeding gums and toothache.
Redness of the throat with a sore feeling. The patient takes cold easily.
There is excessive nausea, along with pain in the stomach which is colicky in nature, with no desire for food, and he eats little. The patient has a desire for sweet, and sour acid things, and the patient does not like to drink mild. He drinks large quantities of water. There is a want of appetite, but he dislikes the food. The patient drinks large quantities of water. There is a want of appetite and the patient dislikes the food.
The patient has hard distended foul-smelling flatus worse in the evening. There is soreness in the lower abdomen. It is a very good remedy for long-duration constipation, in which the patient passes stool every third or fourth day, and he has pain before stool, there is soreness in the anus, with at times bleeding piles with itching and smarting.
The patient has frequent bloody scanty and involuntary urination at night, within pain in the loin(area near thighs). It is a very good remedy for complaints of urination at night.
It is a very good remedy for all female complaints. She feels a headache due to suppression of menses with delayed or irregular menses. Menstrual discharge is scanty, pale, watery, foul-smelling, blackish. It is a very good remedy for amenorrhoea at puberty with headache, and loss of appetite. The patient feels better by starting the flow. Menses at times are profuse, long-lasting which makes the female weak and anemic. It is a very useful remedy for problems like sterility and menopause. It is a very good remedy for white discharge in infants.
The patient experiences hurried respiration with difficulty in breathing when walking and worse in the afternoon.
The patient experiences pain in the back and sacrum radiating towards the abdomen at night.
Important Therapeutic Indications of Janosia Ashoka Mother tincture
- Disorders of female organs
- Delayed and irregular menses
- Menstrual colic (painful sensations)
- Metrorrhagia (abnormal bleeding from the uterus)
- Menorrhagia (abnormally heavy bleeding at menstruation and metrorrhagia is the term for abnormal bleeding from the uterus)
- Amenorrhea (abnormal absence of menstruation)
- Pain in ovaries before the flow
- Irritable bladder with other symptoms like unilateral headache
- Reflex uterine
- Congestive headache
- Better open air and by free flow. Desire for sweets
- Excessive nausea
- Obstinate constipation
Dosage of Mother tincture 2x,3x of Janosia Ashoka
The recommended dosage is 10-20 drops 2-3 times a day, depending upon the case, till improvement.
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Stone fatty liver and mild enarged prostate 10 drops
Twice .Pl confirm treat ment