The Ashoka tree (lit., "sorrow-less") is a flowering tree considered sacred throughout India and Sri Lanka where it is found. It is prized for its beautiful foliage and flowers. A precious plant, the tree’s name ‘Ashoka’ means ‘without sorrow’ in Sanskrit.
The demand of Ashok bark is more at domestic level than at international level. The requirement of Ashok bark in Everest Homeo is about 1 quintal per annum, that of bhuineem being 1.5 quintals and of RS roots, about 75 kg.