Ashoka tree is mainly found in deccan plateau, western ghats, foot hills of Himalayas and in Indian west coast. It is small erect tree with deep green clustered leaves and fragrant flowers. Ayurveda acharyas have coined various Sanskrit name for this tree. It is known as
- Ashoka – sorrow less tree
- Hemapushpa – the tree which has golden coloured flowers
- Tamrapallava – the tender leaves are of copper colour.