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.