The science of Ayurveda believes, that restoring and balancing the doshas will help keep us in good health. Ayurveda, the science of life, since 5000 years, imparts wisdom of medicinal uses of various herbs beneficial to human health.
One such herb is Ashoka. Also known as Saraca indica, is a boon for women’s health. Ashoka meaning a sorrow-less tree, referring to the activity of its bark, which is known to keep women healthy. It has significance in Ayurveda and is known to be beneficial for various women’s health problems, including problems related to the menstrual cycle.
A beautiful, small tree, with heavy lush bunches of flowers and belong to the Caesalpiniaceae family. The bark is known to have the properties beneficial for womens health. It acts on the endometrium, ovarian tissue and has many other properties.
Some of the beneficial properties of Ashoka are
- Uterine tonic
Ashoka has positive health effect on the ovaries and the inner lining of the uterus. It has estrogenic activity, hence balances the female hormones and is used in various health conditions of women like regulating menstrual cycle ,menorrhagia, premenstrual syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding etc.
- Stops excessive menstrual flow
Dried bark of Ashoka is used in India as a uterine tonic. It is also used as an astringent, which helps to reduce the excessive menstrual flow or heavy bleeding, and is also used in the menstrual cycle irregularities.
Studies have shown that Ashoka is known to have anti-inflammatory activity, such that its action is comparable to the conventional diclofenac. It helps reduce dysmenorrhoea or period pain or abdominal pain during periods.
The analgesic property of Ashoka, helps relieve the menstrual pain and cramps. It stimulates the uterine functions and reduces the contractions, and strengthens the uterus.
Studies have shown that the extracts of Ashoka bark, high in phenolic content possess antioxidant property helps reduce oxidative stress on ovaries and uterus.
Other than these, Ashoka is also a cardioprotective, has immunomodulatory activity. It also possesses anti-diabetic, antiulcer, antipyretic, antifungal and dermatoprotective property.
Ashoka is an important medicinal plant for women’s health because of its immense health benefits. You may find Ashoka as one of the key ingredients in M2-tone syrup and tablets.
M2-Tone syrup and tablets – Ayurvedic medicine for women’s health. Formulated by Charak Pharma, experts in Ayurveda for more than 70 years, M2-tone is a comprehensive formulation for hormonal imbalances in women. It helps normalize the hormonal levels and eases the difficulties of those days in women. M2-tone is a clinically tested, doctors most-trusted brand for women. It helps relieve the pain, abdominal discomfort and also helps to give the emotional balance during those days.
Proper diet, yoga, help of ayurvedic supplements can help you bid adieu to your menstrual woes.