Saraca indica Linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Saraca indica Linnbelongs to Caesalpiniaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Saraka Hindi, Shabuqa.
The English Name for this herb is Ashoka Tree.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Ashok, Ashoka.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Saraca indica Linn are Anti-bilious, Anti-diabetic, Anti-dysenteric, Anti-leucorrhoeal, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-syphilitic, Aperient, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Demulcent, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Oxytocic, Sedative, Stimulant, Styptic, Uterine Tonic.


  • Anti-bilious
  • Cooling

  • Bark:
  • Astringent
  • Uterine Sedative

  • Indications

    The Indications of Saraca indica Linn are Catarrhal Affections, Uterine Disorders, Dysentery, Leucorrhoea, Piles, Asthma, Flatulence, Cough, Fever, Chest Pain.

    The Indications of Flowers of Saraca indica Linn are Burning Sensation, Blood Diseases, Abdominal Enlargement, Colic, Biliousness, Diabetes, Hemorrhagic Dysentery, Ulcers, Syphilis.

    The Indications of Bark of Saraca indica Linn are Uterine Affections, Hemorrhoidal Tumor.

    The Indications of Decoction (bark) of Saraca indica Linn are Internal Bleeding, Haemorrhoids, Hemorrhagic Dysentery, Uterine Affections.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Saraca indica Linn.


    The Temperaments of Saraca indica Linn are 1st order, warm and dry, 1st order, cold and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    EVICAHerbion Pakistan Pvt Ltd.
    MASTURINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Saraca indica Linn is used in the preparation of Arqiyat, Laooq compounds.


    Decoction (bark)10.000mlN/A
    Whole HerbN/A

    Herb's Description

    Saraca indica Linn. A small evergreen tree, 6-9 m in height. Bark with warty surface, dark brown to grey or almost black, leaves paripinnate, 15-20 cm long, leaflets 6-12, rigidly subcoriaceous, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 7.5-22.5 cm x 1.3 cm. Flowers borne in dense axillary corymbs, very fragrant, orange or orange-yellow, finally turning to vermillion-red. Pods, flat, oblong, woody, 7.6-25.4 x 3.8-5.1 cm. Seeds 4-8, ellipsoid-oblong, compressed

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Malaysia, Mayanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
    Taste: Bitter,Astringent


    No information regarding Saraca indica Linn's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Saraca indica Linn's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Saraca indica Linn's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    In large doses or prolonged use may cause constipation,flatulence and decrease in appetite.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Saraca indica Linn. (work in progress)