Botanical Name: Saraca indica
- English: Asok tree, Ashoka
- Unani: Ashoka
- Sanskrit: Kankeli
- Also, known as: Asokam, Asok, Ashoku, Gandhapushpa, Ashogam, Ashokpatta, Taamrapallava, Ashokadamara, Ashokamara, Hempushpa, Kankalimara
Habitat: Throughout India, except Northwestern India.
Parts Used: Tree bark
Ashoka consists of dried stem bark of Saraca indica, collected in spring from mature wild or cultivated trees found in Central and Eastern Himalayas. The Ashoka is prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. It is a handsome, small, erect evergreen tree, with deep green leaves growing in dense clusters.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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