The Ashoka tree occupies
a privileged place in many Indian folk and socio-cultural tradition.
The Ashoka tree is a medium-sized evergreen that is still found growing
wild in the Himalayas and across the Indian sub-continent. It is classed
as one of the divine herbs – Divya aushadhis – in Ayurveda and is revered for its spiritual properties as well as its many benefits to the physical health of the body.
Ashoka is an Ayurvedic medicine's foremost uterine tonic and has many traditional uses that help support a healthy female reproductive system. As an effective uterine tonic, Ashoka is hard to beat. The literal meaning of Ashoka is “no grief”, and it is the spiritual energy of this tree that is said to have the effect of removing grief from the heart.
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. The hormonal balance that is promoted by this herb makes it effective against many menopause symptoms including; hot flushes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood swings, and weight gain. It stimulates the uterine function by stimulating the (endometrium) and the ovarian functions. Whilst Ashoka really does shine as a herb to support women throughout each stage of their reproductive lives.