Ashoka (Saraca Asoca) Essay

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ASHOKA
(SARACA ASOCA)

Classification[4]
Kingdom
Divison
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

Plantae
Magnoliophyta
Mgnoliopsida
Fabales
Caesalpinaceae
Saraca
Asoca

DEVSTHALI VIDYAPEETH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

CONTANTS

Introduction………………………………………………………………01
Synonyms……………………………………………………………………01
Biological source…………………………………………………….01
Geographical source…………………………………………….01
Cultivation and collection………………………………..02
Macroscopic Characters…………………………………….03
Botanic description……………………………………………...04
Microscopic Characters…………………………………….05-06
Chemical constituents…………………………………………07
Adulterant…………………………………………………………………..08
Chemical Test……………………………………………………………08
Biological and Pharmalogical activity………09
Uses of
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It occurs the up to the altitude 750 meters.



Leaves are parpinnate 15-20 cm long and the leaflets 6-12, oblong and rigidly sub-coriaceous.



Leaves are narrowly lanceolate, cork like at the base and with a shot pestistipules are intra-petiolar and completely united.



The bark is dark brown or grey or almost black with warty surface. Stem bark are rough and uneven due to the presence of rounded or projecting lenticles. 

Bark channeled, smooth with circular lenticles and traversely ridged, sometimes cracked.



Fracture splinting exposing striated surface, a thin whitish and continuous layer is seen beneath the cork leaver.



Flowers are fragrant Flowers are Polygamous apetalous, yellowish orange turning to scarlet, in short laterally placed corymbose, axillary panicles, bract small, deciduous, calyx petaloid. Seeds are 4-8, ellipsoid-oblong and compressed.[2, 8, 9-11]

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DEVSTHALI VIDYAPEETH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Microscopical characters

Bark
Transverse section of stem bark shows periderm consisting of a wide layer of cork, radially flattened narrow cork cambium, secondary cortex wide with one or two continuous

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