If you were to start a survey in India regarding Ashoka, most people would lead the greatest ruler of ancient India. A cold-blooded conqueror at the time, who brought other peoples to their knees with great severity.
After his victory over Kalinga he became aware of the great suffering that he had brought on the population. He converted to Buddhism and
campaigned for peacebuilding, social standards and vegetarianism.
The wild one Ashoka tree is less known today due to the restriction of its natural habitat and is increasingly rare.
A connoisseur will immediately notice Ashoka trees from February to April, because during this time they form bright orange flower clusters that then turn red.
From the mythological point of view, that is Ashoka tree linked to femininity and so it is mainly recommended for women in Ayurveda. According to legend, Buddha was born under an Ashoka tree.
Ashoka means in Sanskrit "removing suffering". It is used in the female reproductive organs and is effective in treating all types of menstrual cramps as well as heavy bleeding, cramps and pain.
Further information can also be found at Ulrich Goder (Practice for naturopathy).