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Ashokarishta : Relieve Menstrual Cramps & Period Pain with Ayurvedic Tonic

Feeling anxious on the periods ? It is often challenging amidst your busy schedule to manage the pain, fatigue and weakness which you experience on your period days  every month

Well, this is one of the most common health issue that every lady faces in their life cycle and wishes to find a quick solution for that.

Are you one of those who is seeking solutions for keeping your periods healthy?

Then you need to resort to this 5000 year old medical science which has  a natural solution for every ailments. Embrace this Dynamic  Ayurvedic tonic named ‘Asokarista ‘

Stuffed with the essence of Asoka bark ( Saraca Indica ) and various other ingredients like Dhataki, Musta, Haritaki, Amlaki along with jeera, jaggery, mango seeds, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, Asokarista is Ayurvedic tonic that can be extremely beneficial to women for gynecological disorders like irregular, delayed or painful periods, hormonal imbalance, uterine cyst, uterine polyps and menopausal osteoporosis.

It is also useful in managing bleeding piles and nose bleeds.Ashokarishta has rich properties which are helpful in the treatment of menopause-related symptoms. It contains a mix of ingredients that go through fermentation. The fermentation process helps this ayurvedic tonic gain some astringent properties. This property helps in controlling excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding hemorrhoids, and bleeding ulcers.

According to Ayurveda, mensuration-related problems are generally caused due to vata aggravation. Ashokarishta due to its Vata-balancing property helps to provide relief from menstruation-related disorders. It also has Kashaya (astringent) and Sita (cold) properties which help to control bleeding. Its Sita property even helps in treating piles. It provides a considerable reduction in burning sensation and discomfort in piles.

The tonic is a rich source of antioxidants, phytoestrogens, and other natural compounds that help regulate hormone levels and support reproductive health. It is also a natural diuretic, which helps flush toxins from the body and promotes healthy blood flow.


Ashokarishta is an Ayurvedic tonic strongly recommended for the physical health and hormonal well-being of women.

Mythology behind Asoka tree

The Ashoka tree has a lot of cultural and religious significance in Indian traditions. According to mythological texts, it was under the Ashoka tree that Sita when she was held hostage in Lanka. In the ancient texts, the use of Dabur Ashokarishta and Baidyanath Ashokarishta for medicinal purposes is well-documented.  scriptures , Ashoka is revered for its considered for its sacred and associated with fertility and  romance .

The name goes with Sanskrit meaning as  ‘a’   and  ‘sokha’ which means  “without sorrow”

What Are the Nutrients and Minerals Found in Ashokarishta?

Various herbs make Ashokarishta rich in nutrients like flavonoids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, etc. It also contains calcium, which is good for the bones.


Ajaji (Nigella sativa ) - 26.67gm

The plant shows antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activities. In addition, the plant shows analgesic, immunomodulatory, gastroprotective, and anti-asthmatic effects.

Vasa (Ad thodavasica) - 26.67gm

The plant shows antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitussive and bronchodilator, antiulcer activity. In addition, it also indicates antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiallergic, and hepatoprotective activities.

Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum ) - 26.67gm

It contains antioxidants and chemicals that maintain the blood glucose levels in a woman's body. The antioxidant properties also help purify the body by draining out the harmful toxins.Cumin  also shows antimicrobial, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, bronchodilator properties.

Jaggery- 5.33gm

Jaggery contains essential vitamins and minerals that can help regulate periods. It is rich in iron, which is necessary for the formation of haemoglobin in the blood. Moreover, jaggery is also rich in magnesium, which is essential for maintaining hormonal balance in the body.

Shunti  (Zingiber officinale ) 26.67 gms

The plant shows antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties. In addition, the plant offers antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer properties also.

Chandana- 26.67gm(Santalum album)

Cooling property which helps to arrest the excess flow . Chandana shows antiallergic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal properties. In addition, the plant offers antioxidants, blood purifiers, analgesics, an antipyretic effect also.

Amrasthi (Mangifera indica)

The plant shows antispasmodic, anti-diarrhoeal, antidiabetic, antiallergic properties, much like the benefits seen in regular intake of Dabur Ashokarishta. Amrasthi is anti-inflammatory too.

Utpala (Nympheastellata )

Plant shows anti-diabetic, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates blood circulation to reproductive organs delivering vital nutrients augmenting fertility, akin to the effects of Ashokarishta.


Triphala contains fruits of three plants Hareethaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibheethaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis).

Triphala shows laxative, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antibacterial, antimutagenic properties.

Ashoka(Saraca indica ) - It may have anticarcinogenic and antitumor  . The plant shows analgesic, anthelminthic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic antiulcer properties. The drug is an excellent uterine tonic. 

Musta (Cyperus rotundus)

Studies reveal that Musta shows antiandrogenic, antibacterial, and hepatoprotective effects. In addition, the plant shows cardioprotective, antioxidant, and anticonvulsant effects.

Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)

It may demonstrate antitumor and anti-inflammatory  properties. Known as Indian Barberry, this herbal ingredient acts as a remedy to skin problems. The antibacterial properties of the plant helps to treat acne and swelling.


It may have potential anti-tumor  effect. Popularly known as the Fire Flame Bush, the flower and the leaves of the plant is used to prepare the supplement. The bark of the plant is known to have cooling and uterine sedative property, similar to the effects of consuming Ashokarishta.


Methodology of preparation

Ashoka tree bark may be extracted and it is obtained and made into a  decoction.  Other medicinal herbs are then processed with this decoction and left to ferment naturally to produce Ashokarishta.

1.   Wash and dry the Ashoka herb and obtain a powdered form of the bark. 

2.   To make the decoction, boil the powdered bark of Ashoka with a large amount of water. 

3.   Shift the decoction to a glass container and mix jaggery into the mixture. 

4.   Boil the mixture and filter it. 

5.   Then take other ingredients mentioned above and make them into a powdered form. Add this powder to the decoction.  

6.   Close the container using a lid and select a temperature for the fermentation process to occur.  

7.   Fermentation occurs in a few days and Ashokarishta is formed. 


Adults: 1-2 tablespoon (15 to 30 ml) with an equal amount of water after meals.

Healing Benefits OfAshokarishta

Treats Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is often treated with Ashokarishta to relieve symptoms.s a common condition that is caused by an infection in the reproductive organs and can cause severe pain, fever, and other symptoms. The goodness of  anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of asokarista  can help reduce inflammation and fight off infections in the reproductive organs. It also helps regulate hormone levels, which can help prevent future infections.Regular use of the tonic may help in easy removal of the uterine lining during menstruation and reduce blood clots during the period cycle.


Eases Menstrual Cramps:

Ashokarishta has natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease menstrual cramps and reduce pain. It also helps regulate hormone levels, which can help prevent future cramps.

Furthermore, it is also beneficial in alleviating premenstrual symptoms like headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

Treats Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia And Menometrorrhagia:

It regulates uterine functions and naturally reduces bleeding. Ashokarishta may also help to tone the uterus and improve its elasticity. This  tonic helps in uterine contractions.

Alleviates PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)   can cause irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and other symptoms. Asokarista regulates hormone levels, which can help alleviate the symptoms of PCOS. It also helps improve insulin sensitivity, which can help prevent diabetes


Alleviates endocrinal disorders

This herbal tonic may be also useful in balancing the endocrine activity within the body. Hormonal disturbance often leads to excess hair growth in different body parts, obesity and skin ailments. Regular intake of Ashokarishta may be useful in such cases.

Prevents Dysmenorrhea:

Dysmenorrhea is characterized by severe menstrual cramps and can be very painful. Ashokarishta has natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent dysmenorrhea

Boosts Bone Health:

The richness of calcium and other minerals in Ashokarishta helps in keeping the bone health intact. It prevents the depletion of important bone minerals, lowers the risk of osteoporosis and strengthens the bones. Regular consumption of Ashokarishta can help prevent fractures and other bone-related problems

Helps to tackle menopausal osteoporosis, and the usage of Ashokarishta in equal quantity of water may enhance the benefits.

Enriched in calcium and minerals, this tonic keeps your bones strong. It is considered useful in osteoporosis and burning sensation of hands and feet.

Improves Stamina

Natural  compounds  like Ajaji, Guda, Chandhana and Amrashti helps to  improve blood flow and oxygenation in the body, which can help reduce fatigue and improve overall health. Regular consumption of Ashokarishta can help improve physical and mental performance.

Promotes Digestion:

Being a potent digestive, it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices thereby increasing the absorption of essential nutrients and enhancing digestion.

Clears constipation

Constipation, depression and sleeplessness are some of the most common symptoms of menstruation. Regular consumption of Ashokarishta tonic may help you get relief from such health issues.

Skin radiance

Ashokarishta improves skin tone by improving the elimination of toxins from the body. It also helps in absorbing nutrients by improving digestion when Ashokarishta, in equal quantity of water, is consumed. PCOS causes adverse effects on the skin like acne, excess hair growth, etc. By managing PCOS, Ashokarishta enhances skin tone.

Helps in  weight loss

Using Ashokarishta for weight loss may give you some benefits if the weight gain is due to PCOS. It may also cause some weight loss by improving metabolism.

Additional health benefits like

·        help treat helminthiasis (worm infections).

·        aids in the cleaning and circulation of the bloodstream.

·        in lowering the body's heat.

·        Dysuria.

·        Helps in bleeding piles

Effect On Doshas:

The herbal ingredients of Ashokarishta balance the Pitta (i.e. fire and air) Doshas and effectively removes the  ama doshas (i.e. harmful toxins) from the body.

Safety profiles

Side effects include stomach irritation and acidity when it is consumed in excessive quantities. It can also cause nausea and vomiting when consumed improperly.

Consuming large quantities can also lead to a disrupted menstrual cycle. Therefore, pregnant women and lactating mothers are not allowed to consume Ashokarishta, regardless of the brand.

It contains jaggery Ashokarishta, used as an ingredient; hence, people with diabetes should consume Ashokarishta with restraint and always dilute in an equal quantity of water.

Other different forms of asoka available in market

Saraca  asoca  or Ashoka tree is marketed in different formulations like Ashoka kwath, flower powder, seed powder, and  Ashokghrita.


How many days should we drink Ashokarishta?

You can take in prescribed doses until the symptoms is addressed

Is Ashokarishta good for hormonal imbalance?

Ashokarishta is an Ayurvedic tonic strongly recommended for the physical health and hormonal well-being of women.

Can Ashokarishta cure white discharge?

Yes it can help in clearing it due to its astringent properties

Can Ashokarishta bring periods?

It helps in the management of heavy menstruation .It also helps in treating irregular ,delayed or painful periods

What is the side effects of Ashokarishta?

Ashokarishta does not show any side effects when taken under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor but overdosage without consultation may cause indigestion, heavy bleeding, uterine contraction, vomiting or nausea, high blood pressure, acid reflux, constipation, irregular menstrual cycle, low blood sugar level

Who can drink Ashokarishta?

Its beneficial for all type of gynacological issues

Who should not take Ashokarishta?

Ashokarishta is said to have a cardiotonic action (contraction of the heart muscle to improve blood flow). However, it should not be used in cardiac diseases without the doctor's supervision

Can I drink Ashokarishta daily?

Yes you can until your symptoms gets addressed

Can Ashokarishta stop periods?

Yes it can halt the excess flow due to its astringent properties

How much alcohol is in Ashokarishta?

5 to ten percent of self generated alcohol

Is Ashokarishta good for leucorrhea?

Yes it can help

Does ashokarishta help in pregnancy

Ashokarishta promotes the uterine function, lowers contractions and strengthens the uterus.With the properties of correcting the mensturation ,it can help in pregnancy

Does ashokarishta delay periods

It helps in correcting the heavy cycles so it doesn’t delay periods

Does ashokarishta help in ovulation

By regulating the cycles ,it can help in correcting the ovulation

Should ashokarishta be taken during periods

Yes it can be .It help in dysmenorrhea

Is ashokarishta good for skin

Since the ingredients in it can maintain skin health,it helps in protecting skin and detox

Does ashokarishta help in weight gain

No it doesnot

Can ashokarishta cure irregular periods

Yes .it also helps in regulating the irregularity of menstural cycles

Can ashokarishta cure fibroids

Regular use of Ashokarishtam may help in the early prevention of Fibroids

Is ashokarishta good for endometriosis

It is also good for inflammatory uterine conditions such as endometriosis and is said to promote uterine contractions.

Is ashokarishta safe during pregnancy

It would be advisable to avoid Asokaristam  without consulting a doctor

Is ashokarishta good for menopause

Yes it offers ennumber of benefits during menopause

Can ashokarishta help in conceiving

Ashokarishta, can help with female infertility. It's rich in catechin and tannin, which can help tone and regulate the muscles of the uterus, which can lead to a smoother menstrual flow. 

Can ashokarishta cause miscarriage

No, it doesn’t cause miscarriage in recorded medical history.

How does ashokarishta work

Ashokarishta, made from the bark of the Ashoka tree, This magical bark is rich in tannin and catechin, which directly work their magic on the uterine muscles.

Does ashokarishta regulate periods

Yes it does regulate periods

Is ashokarishta good for ovarian cyst

Yes it can help in resolving ovarian cysts

What are the different formulations obtained from the Ashoka tree?

You can use asoka bark powder,asoka ghee,asoka ksheera paak ,asokarista ,asoka kwatha




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