English Name :- Jonesia Ashoka
Botanical Name :- Saraca indica Linn
Family :- CAESALPINACEAE
Parts - Used:- Stem-bark, Flowers and seeds
Habit :- A small ever green tree with drooping branches, Leaves paripinnate compound 3 to 6 pairs of leaflets; Flowers red in congested clusters.
Taste :- Bitter
Chemical Constituents :- Bark Contains:- Glycosides, Saponins, Tannins, Catechol, Essential oil, Haematoxolyne, Ketosterol, Apigenin, Cyanidin, Kaempferal, Pelagonidin, Quercetin, Iron, Fatty acid & Gallic acid.
Metrorrhagia, Uterine affections, Disuria, Leucoderma, Calculii, Cardiac stimulant, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-tumour, Anti-cancer, Improves complexion, Colic dysentery, Piles, Ulcers, Flowers are used in blood dysentery.
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