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According to Banyan Botanicals, “Ashoka (Saraca indica) is Ayurvedic medicine's foremost uterine tonic and has many traditional uses that help support a healthy female reproductive system. Its name literally means 'remover of sorrow', attesting to its ability to promote health and healing. It is useful for supporting a regular monthly cycle and for promoting a normal, healthy menstrual flow. Ashoka soothes the nerves and promotes uterine comfort while helping to promote healthy ovarian and endometrial tissue.* Fair Use Source:

Ayurvedic Energetics

Suggested Use

¼ to ½ teaspoon with warm water, once or twice daily, or as directed by your health practitioner.

Please consult with your health care practitioner prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach of children.

Certified Organic Ashoka bark powder (Saraca indica) A tonic for the uterus believed to help maintain proper function of the female reproductive system. Source: Fair Use

Ashoka- saraca indica romantic tree, flowers when beautiful woman touches it shoka = grief a prefix means it is beyond grief Rasa: kashaya- astringent, slightly bitter Virya: cooling Vipak: pungent Action on Doshas: V ^ P v K ^

Properties: • plant that relieves grief from heart

tx- anxiety, tachycardia, arrhythmia, depression, congestive heart failure

• hrudya= cardiac, enhances tone of cardiac muscle • daha prashamaka- relieves burning sensation • grahi- binds stools • rakta skandana- hemostatic because constricts capillaries (due to cooling properties) • granthinad- doesn’t allow coagulation but stops bleeding!, maintains normal platelet count, maintains fluidity of blood • relieves thirst, promotes bodhaka kapha does hydration of mucus membranes • uterine muscular antispasmodic- relieves uterine spasms

Tx: OK for lactating females to use • tx menorrhagia, premature labor, dysmenorhoea, profuse menstrual bleeding, any kind of bleeding disorder, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, blood in stools or rectum • profuse menstrual bleeding- add 1 tsp. ashoka to cup of milk & then boil, boiling quality releases active principles into milk, taken right during menses • blood in stools or rectum- 1 tsp. ashoka with glass of lassi • upper GI bleeding- ashoka (200 mg) + shankha bhasma (200 mg) • will immediately stop threatened miscarriage- use  tsp. ashoka + 1tsp. warm ghee orally • ashoka + vidhari-  tsp. BID, take 1 week before menses to prevent onset

ashoka ghrita- use internally or topically 1 cup ashoka + 16 cup water cook till 4 cups of concoction add 4 cups ghee & then cook again till all water disappears • tx cervical dysplacia, vaginal discharge, nosebleed, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, lupus erythramatosis

Medicine Buddha Mantra: Om Namo Bhagavate Bhaisajya Guru Vaidurya Prabaha Rajaya Tathagataya Arhate Samyamsambodhi Tadyata Om Bhaisajye Bhaisajye Bhaisajya Samudgate Svaha!

Medicine King Bodhisattva Jeweled Ax Mantra 16 (Line 64 of the Great Compassion Mantra of Avalokiteshvara): Syi lu seng e mu chywe ye Nan Wei la ye Wei la ye Sa wa he.

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