Polyalthia longifolia is often referred to as False Ashoka, because it is very commonly used as a substitute for Ashoka (Saraca asoca). This is because both these trees have similar qualities and appearance.
– Stem bark is used to treat pyrexia, rheumatism, menorrhagia, scorpion sting and diabetes.
– The decoction is widely used for curing mouth ulcer.
– This plant is used as an antipyretic agent.
– Pharmacologic studies on the bark and leaves of this plant display effective antimicrobial activity,cytotoxic function, and hypotensive effects.
– Because of its mild laxative effect, it is usful in constipation.
– The bark is used for fever, skin diseases, hypertension and helminthiasis, and as febrifuge.
Cautions: There are no known side-effects with this herb. Seek medical guidance for use during pregnancy and lactation.