Ashoka (Saraca indica) as women friendly plant: A review
Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mohammad Sadul Haque, Md. Obaydul Haq, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Helal Uddin, BM Rabiul Islam
Saraca indica (Ashoka) Linn is a rain-forest tree belongs to the family of Caesalpiniaceae. Ashoka is "without sorrow or sorrow-less tree", a reference to this bark's reputation for keeping women healthy and youthful. The aim of the present review focuses on the detail botanical description, phytochemical constituents, medicinal uses and pharmacological studies. Saraca indica is used in many pharmacological activities like anti menorrhagic, anti-cancer, anti oxytoxic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti–microbial activity and have extend uses in indigenous system of medicine. It mainly contains glycoside, flavanoids, tannins, saponins, esters and primary alcohols.