- It is a highly valued medicinal plant and is used to treat skin infections, CNS function, genitor-urinary functions.
- It helps in treating uterus pain during periods, clots, and amenorrhea.
- Ashoka has been used in genital conditions such as laxity of uterus, dysmenorrhea, and menorrhagia.
- The tannins contained in bark are thought to provide the astringent action for halting excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding hemorrhoids, bleeding ulcers, and hemorrhagic dysentery.
Saraca asoca is distributed in Central and East Himalaya, East Bengal, Burma, Western Peninsula, Ceylon and Malaya. In India, it is found in the foothills of central and eastern Himalayas, northern plains as well as in west coast of the subcontinent. It is also cultivated in tropical gardens as an ornamental tree for its evergreen beautiful foliage and attractive flowers.