Ayurveda is a traditional medicinal system which has been used consistently. Asoka is one of India's most holy and legendary trees. Ashoka, also known as Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Wilde, is an indigenous plant that belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae subfamily of the Legume. It is an evergreen tree of medium size. The objective of this review is to provide detailed description of botany, phytochemicals, medicinal value and pharmacological activity. Saraca asoca was reported to be comprising phytoconstituents, such as Flavonoids, Steroids, Glycosides, Saponins, Carbohydrates, Proteins as well as many Pharmacologic activities such as anti-diabetic, CNS depressant, anti-helminthic, cardio protective, anti-bacterial, anti-menorrhagic, anti-hyperglycaemic and anti-oxidant activities, anti-cancer activities.
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Chandrakant P. Rathod, Mahavir H. Ghante. Pharmacological Importance of Saraca asoca: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2021; 13(3):131-5. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2021.00022
Chandrakant P. Rathod, Mahavir H. Ghante. Pharmacological Importance of Saraca asoca: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2021; 13(3):131-5. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2021.00022 Available on: http://rjpponline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-13-3-5
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