Review on Ethnobotanical Importance of Saraca indica

Review on Ethnobotanical Importance of Saraca indica

Anshu Bala Verma, Arunbala Saroj, Babita Gautam, Chetan Dubey, Shalini Tripathi


Plant materials have been used for the treatment of serious diseases throughout the world before the advent of modern clinical drugs. In many journals, national and international, we find an increasing number of research publications based on herbal drugs. Ashoka is one of the most legendary and sacred trees of India. Ashoka tree, universally known by its binomial Latin name Saraca indica belonging family Fabaceae. It is used as spasmogenic, oxytocic, uterotonic, anti-bacterial, anti-implantation, anti-tumour, anti-progestational, anti- estrogenic activity against menorrhagia and anti-cancer. This review contains the phytochemical constituent and different reported pharmacological activity.


Vernacular names, Phyto-chemical study, Pharmacological activities, Pharmacognostic features, Botanical description

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Verma, A. B., Saroj, A., Gautam, B., Dubey, C., & Tripathi S. (2014). Review on Ethnobotanical Importance of Saraca indica. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 313-321.

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