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New Benefits Of Ashoka Tree At Indoor & Outdoor

New Benefits Of Ashoka Tree At Indoor & Outdoor

  • What is the Ashoka tree?
  • Types of Ashoka tree
  • Which season Ashoka tree grow
  • Which climate needs to grow Ashoka tree
  • Can Ashoka tree grow using seeds?
  • Where use of Ashoka tree in Indian culture
  • Advantage and disadvantage in Ashoka tree at home
  • Gallery of Ashoka tree

What is Ashoka Tree

Ashoka tree is one of the oldest and ancient trees present on earth. Scientific name of Ashoka is Saraca asoca. Ashoka trees are most commonly found in Orissa (India). It is naturally growing in the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas.

Now you must be wondering why its name is Ashoka!

The thing is that many years ago there were two identical trees in the same garden, one was a mango tree and another is Ashoka tree and most of people are confused with these both trees but over the time, results of both trees are identical. Hence the tree is called ‘false Ashoka’ to avoid confusion with true Ashoka or Sita Ashoka.

Types of Ashoka Tree

Two types of Ashoka trees are available, one is similar to mango tree and another is straight and tall. Straight and tall are long Ashoka tree which is easily seen in gardens, homes and offices, while the ones that look like mangoes are rarely found (mostly seen in temple or gardens).

In Ashoka tree, they bloom pink and reddish flowers with pleasant smell. Each flowers have lots of stamens and stigmas. Flower bunch grow up to 10 to 20 inch long. Leaves are dark green with dentale shape and grow up to 10 inch long with spread up to 2 inches.  

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Blooming of Ashoka Tree

Which session Ashoka tree grow easily

Most people plant Ashoka tree in the summer season as its flowering starts in April and May. So, during the flowering season you can collect Ashoka seeds for plantation. These flowers are very beautiful in appearance and the smell of these flowers is very pleasing.

Which climate needs to grow Ashoka tree: If you have fertile or normal garden soil with rich in compost then Ashoka seeds are easily grown (use while seedling). Whenever you plant a grafted Ashoka tree, after 6 to 8 months replace it with new soil media with large pot or you can plant it in ground. Give less water in the beginning and place it in full sunlight for at least 5 to 6 hours.

Some important points: –

  • The most popular use of the Ashoka tree is that it is used to making different types of medicine.
  • Ashoka tree is also known as air purifying tree.
  • The bark of tree is also used to treatment and illnesses.

Can Ashoka tree grow using seeds: Ashoka plant also grows using seed, but seeds take lots of time for germination at least two to three months. If you have grafted Ashoka plant, then roots and new leaves germinate easily. It is necessary to give food with soil while you plant. Sometimes many types of insects are attack on the tree or plants, then don’t forget to spray medicine while needed.

Where use of Ashoka tree in Indian culture and disease?

  • Ashoka tree is used a lot in India, as sometimes ashoka tree are used to the occasion of marriage and wedding occasion.
  • Manage female disorders like dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia.
  • It is also helps to control bleeding in piles due to its Sita (cold) property.
  • Ashoka powder is also an effective remedy for managing worm infestation due to its Krimighna (anti-worm) property.
  • Ashoka powder is also used in Infection, Diabetes, Pregnancy…etc.

Advantage and Disadvantage of Ashoka Tree in Home

Now, let’s talk about the benefits of trees in homes, gardens, and offices. Every tree has the advantage of a plants as well as trees, there is also an Ashoka plant or tree out of it.

  • By planting tree in the house, there is peace/serenity in the house, which is important for homes. Mostly people place Ashoka tree in northern direction (said astrologers and doctors).
  • Place the trees in side of wall or yards(offices).
  • If you have lots of space then you can choose another verity of Ashoka tree (similar as mango tree). Over the time, tree grow up to 30 to 45 feet tall and spread up to 20 feet wide.
  • While flowering season, flowering smell are awesome and flowers are reddish colour with lots of stigmas.

Disadvantage: Although there is no disadvantage of Ashoka tree.

  • Do not plant Ashoka in a small pot because its roots grow many meters otherwise you need to change the flowerpot every six months or you can plant it in on the ground.
  • Do not eat ashoka tree leaves because leaves have anti warm properties.


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