Thursday, August 14, 2008
Botanical Name : Saraca Indica or Jonesia Ashok
Family : Caesalpaeniaceae
The Lord Buddha was born under this tree in Lumbini. This Tree is being dedicated to Kamadeva the God of Love. This tree is also mentioned in Ramayana.
It is used for the treatment of women in ayurveda. Ayurveda medicine Ashokarishta is very good for menstrual disorders. It also used for making ayurvedic hair oils and baby oils.