Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Leaves of Ashokam
Ashoka chethi from my home.
Its a herbal plant. The flowers are orange in colour like chethi but having more thickness. Legend behind this tree is that Sita devi spend her days in the shades of this tree during her stay at Lanka in Ravana's Castle. Hanuman met her at the Ashoka grove after a long search. The flower of this plant is like chethi but having more thickness is used as a medicine for skin diseases. Paste of dried flowers boiled with coconut oil is an effective way to enhance your complexion and a medicine to skin allergies. 'Ashokarishtam' an ayurvedic medicine is for menstrul disorders of women, its main ingredient is Ashoka flower.

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