Ashoka is a famous Ayurvedic uterine tonic, traditionally used for excessive bleeding and pain. It’s name literally means ‘remover of sorrows’ after it’s ability to help relieve pain and discomfort.
Ashoka has traditionally been used for treating menstrual disorders associated with excess bleeding, pain and congestion. It may be helpful where there are uterine spasms, abdominal pain, irregular periods and dysmenorrhoea (painful periods). It has been used in the treatment of fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge – often associated with estrogen imbalance). Ashoka’s strongly astringing properties may be beneficial in cases of bleeding piles.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, constipation
Safety: no drug-herb interactions are known
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