Botanical Name(s): Sarca indica
Popular Name(s): Anganapriya, Asupala, Gandapushpa, Kankelli, Kenkalimara, Thawgabo
Parts Used: Bark and flowers
Habitat: Ashoka is widely found in India
Description: Ashoka possesses lanceolate leaves that are 15 -25 cm in length. Its fragrant flowers are 7.5-10 cms in width. Its calyx is yellow to orange in colour.
Uses: Bark of Ashoka is used to treat internal bleeding hemorrhoids and hemorrhagic dysentery. Its flowers are also used in hemorrhagic dysentery.