Ashoka (Saraca asoca) grows throughout India up to an altitude of 750 m. It is mainly seen in the central and the eastern Himalayas
, and Khasi, Garo and Lushai hills.
Ashoka is a small evergreen tree with paripinnate leaves. The bark, which is used for making drug, is reported to possess a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue. It is useful in all cases of uterine bleeding where ergot is indicated. Its products are Evecare (MenstriCare) and Menosan.