Posted On : 05 August, 2013
Ashokarishta has been used as a natural alternative to hormonal therapy for women for centuries in India. It is recommended to balance natural hormonal levels.
In ayurveda, it is known as natural friend of women. It is rich source of natural calcium so it is beneficial in menopause and osteoporosis associated with menopausal syndrome. Moreover, it is also beneficial in various gynecological problems such as excessive vaginal bleeding, pain full menses etc.
Main ingredient is Saraca Indica also known as Ashoka tree. Its bark is used for manufacturing Ashokarishta. Other important ingredients are black cumin, red sandalwood and Cyperus Rotundus.
As per ayurvedic sciences, Ashokarishta is astringent and anti-hemorrhagic. Many studies suggest that it has great impact over hormones level and maintain natural balance of women’s hormones.
Therefore, it is extensively used in traditional medicines in management of hormonal problems such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility due to hormonal imbalances. It maintains natural levels of estrogen and progesterone.
Ashokarishta is also good source of natural minerals that keep bones intact. It prevents loss of mineral bones so it is beneficial in cases of osteoporosis.
Moreover, Ashokarishta has analgesic properties and natural spasmodic action so it is mostly prescribed in cases of dysmenorrhea (Painful menstruation). As it balances hormonal levels, it is given in irregular periods as well.
There is no side effect mentioned in ayurvedic texts or reported by a client as such from therapeutic use of this preparation. It is advisable that ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe when taken under the supervision and guidance of an Ayurvedic Doctor, but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction.
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