A small material on Janosia Ashoka


REMEDY NAME: JONOSIA ASOCA/ JANOSIA ASHOKA

(Bark of an Indian Tree, introduced by Dr. N. D. Ray, Calcutta)

Preparation:-

Mother Tincture (F)

Drug Strength 1/10

Janosia Ashoka in moderatelycoarse powder             100 g

Purified Water            125 ml

Strong Alcohol            900 ml

  • In Sanskrit Ashoka or Raktapallava; Bengali, Hindi, Oriya and Telegu Ashok; Gujrati Ashupani; Tamil and Malayalam Ashogam; Latin Sacara Ind. or Jenosia Ashoka.
  • This drug has been accepted by the therapies of Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Hekimi etc. with the names of Ashoka cordiel; Tin Ashoka; vibro Ashoka; Ashoka compound.
  • It is used in disorder related to menstural cycle and axis.
  • According to Ayurveda, intake of bark of Ashoka with boiled milk is a remedy for menstrual disorders. It is also helpful in dysmenorrhoea.
  • It is also known as a nourishing tonic for uterus.

Various clinical conditions in which Ashoka is used:-

  1. Leucorrhoea
  2. Amenorrhoea
  3. Metorrhagia
  4. Menorrhagia
  5. Uterine colic
  6. UTIs
  7. Haemorrhoides
  8. Relflex headaches arising due to uterine pathology

Dosage: Tincture to low potencies

References:

  1. Varma P. N., Indu V., Encyclopedia of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
  2. P. Banerjee, Materia Medica of Indian Drugs
  3. Boericke W., Pocket manual of Materia Medica
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