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Overview of Obesity and Pharmacological Significance of Sita Ashoka (Saraca asoca) Helpful in management of obesity and other Diseases: A Review

Abstract

Shivam Vashist, Kamal, Pooja Rathi, Anish, Rohit, Dhirender Kaushik, Shivkant Sharma

In the traditional medical system known as Ayurveda, herbal treatments were routinely employed. The indigenous plant known as Ashoka, or Saraca asoca (Roxb.), is a member of the Legume family's Caesalpinaceae subfamily and has significant cultural importance. All of this plant's parts are thought to have significant pharmacological value, and they have been used particularly to treat a variety of gynaecological problems such menorrhagia, leucorrhea, and abnormal uterine bleeding. According to reports, saraca asoca contains a variety of phytoconstituents, including flavonoids, steroids, glycosides, saponins, tannins, carbohydrates, and proteins. It also reportedly has a number of pharmacological effects, including those that are spasmogenic, oxytocic, uterotonic, anti-bacterial, anti-obesity, anti-menorrhagia, anti-cancer, anti-estrogenic This paper discusses the pharmacological facts on the saraca asoca plant, various reported pharmacological activities, phytoconstituents, socio-ethnobotanical uses, and a brief description of obesity. Knowledge about how to make saraca asoca more obese both physically and aesthetically. Saraca asoca has a high concentration of antioxidants that lower oxidative stress and the prevalence of obesity, making it the ideal option for testing for pharmaceutically related chemicals in its endophytes. It is envisaged that this review will gather all the necessary, desirable, and distinctive facts under one roof and will also offer new guidelines for the researchers and pharmaceutical sector to increase the Pharma worth of this natural product

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