Ashoka (Saraca indica)
Ayurveda pitta or fire balancing tonic. For PMS, excessive menstrual bleeding, cramping, hot flushes, red eyes, anger and irritability, excess body heat, and sweating.
Both the dried flowers of Ashoka and the bark have been used in Ayurveda for many centuries. The bark is prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine for arresting bleeding or secretion and as a uterine sedative. It is said to have a stimulating effect on the endometrium that is, the mucuous membrance lining the uterus and on the ovarian tissues. It acts directly on the muscular fibers of the uterus.