Ayurvedic Rasayanas: Introduction
Ayurvedic Rasayanas – ‘Rasa’ has a different meaning in our lives, someone understood it as a ‘Juice’, ‘Taste, ‘Flavor’, ‘Essence’, etc, but in actual it is not limited to any of these in itself.
In the Ayurvedic field, Rasa is concerned with the transformation, conversation, revitalization, nourishes our body, boost immunity, and help the body as well as mind in a healthy way.
The Ayurvedic field is the oldest natural science and is also known as ‘Ashtanga’, because it has mainly eight angas (branches) namely:
- Kayachikitsa- Internal medicine
- Shalya tantra- Surgery
- Shalakya tantra- Ophthalmology, and Ear, Nose, Throat
- Kaumarabhritya– Gynecology (Obstetrics and Pediatrics)
- Agada tantra- Toxicology
- Rasayana- Nutrition, Rejuvenation, Immunology, and Geriatrics
- Vajikarana- Sexology, Aphrodisiac, and Reproduction
- Bhuta Vidya- Psychiatry and Demonology
Rasayana: In Sanskrit, Rasayana means ‘Path of the Essence’ and made up of two words, Rasa means ‘Essence’ and Ayana means ‘Path’.
Benefits of Rasayana:
दीर्घमायुः स्मृतिं मेधामारोग्यं तरुणंवयः|
प्रभावर्णस्वरौदार्यं देहेन्द्रियबलं परम्||७||
वाक्सिद्धिं प्रणतिंकान्तिं लभते ना रसायनात्|
लाभोपायो हि शस्तानां रसादीनां रसायनम्||८||
In Ayurvedic texts, it was clearly mentioned that Rasayana therapy attains one’s longevity, intelligence, memory, freedom from illness, youthfulness, the excellence of luster, voice, and complexion, optimum strength of physique and sense organs, brilliance, respectability, and perfection in deliberation.
In simple words, Rasayana is defined as attaining excellent qualities of rasa, raktu, mamsa, meda, asthi, majja, shukra dhatus i.e. body cells and tissues.
Also, Rasayana promotes longevity through the use of herbal remedies to maintain optimal health and also reverse the effects of aging. Ayurveda and Rasayana work together to maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Typical Ayurvedic preparation includes 10-20 different herbs mixed with various fruits or minerals and it can be formed in a variety of forms like pastes, powders, teas, etc.
Types of Rasayana:
Following are the Ayurvedic Rasayanas preparations which can be consumed according to one’s need:
Kamya rasayanas are very effective rasayana to promote normal health by boosting energy levels, immunity, power, and overall general health.
According to the needs, Kamya Rasayana can be classified as:
Pranakamya: It promotes a person’s vitality and longevity
Medhakamya: It mainly promotes the intelligence
Srikamya: It is very beneficial to promote complexion
It is mainly made to fight a specific disease.
Types on the basis of place of therapy:
Kuti Praveshika Rasayana: It is done by indoor Rasayana therapy
Vatatapika Rasayana: This procedure is done by outdoor Rasayana therapy
Types on the basis of diet and lifestyles:
Aushadha Rasayana: It is Drug based Rasayana
Ahara Rasayana: It is Dietary Rasayana
Achara Rasayana: It includes a lifestyle Rasayana
Precautions are Taken Before Classical Rasayana:
If a person wishes to undergo Classical Ayurvedic Rasayanas therapy, the first procedure is Samshodhana (detoxification) as a preparatory procedure. Samshodhana process is very beneficial to detoxify both body and mind.
Because a detoxified body and mind is able to adopt essential and nutritious elements from the medicines.
The Most Common Herbs According to the Ayurvedic Acharyas:
पुनर्नवान्ताश्चौषधयो दश नागबलया व्याख्याताः|
स्वरसानामलाभे त्वयं स्वरसविधिः– चूर्णानामाढकमाढकमुदकस्याहोरात्रस्थितं मृदितपूतं स्वरसवत् प्रयोज्यम्
The most powerful juices according to Ayurveda are Bala, Atibala, Chandana, Agru, Dhava, Tinisha, Khadira, and Shimshapa. Other than this, the ten age sustaining drugs are used by the method as in the case of Nagabala.
In the case, if fresh juice is not available, a person can use another method also, 560 grams of a drug should be dipped in an equal quantity of water for the day and night, then it should be pressed and filtered and can be used as Swarasa.
Natural foods which Act as Rasayanas:
Lemon fruit is a rich source of vitamin C, and is very popular for its wonderful medicinal properties. It acts as a purifier and nourishing agent, boosts the immune system, heals the wounds and formation of scar tissues, controlling the bleeding of gums, removes toxins from the body as well as from the skin, and provide multiple health benefits to a person.
Ginger is the best Ayurvedic herb that improves the digestion, removes toxins from the body, acts as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, boosts the immune system, prevents from seasonal cold, cough, flu, fever, help to lower cholesterol levels, overcome the symptoms of osteoarthritis, treat chronic indigestion, provide immediate relief in the condition of nausea, morning sickness, general weakness, etc.
Ghee (clarified butter):
In Ayurveda, ghee is best known as the best Ayurvedic Rasayanas that is very well-known for rejuvenation of the cells and promotes a healthy life and longevity. It is very effective to improve the functioning of digestion, has soothing effects on the nervous system, provides a glow to the skin, enhances memory power, helps to retain the grasped matters, and increases Ojas.
Continues intake of ghee nourishes all the tissues hence, it has an excellent rate of absorption and it is a good medium for transporting the nutrients of the food to the deep tissues.
In common, it is called Harad, and alternatively named as Abhaya. It is used from ancient times because it is best known to improve immunity and increases longevity. Additionally, it removes the dead skin cells and helps in the growth of new cells due to its rejuvenating properties.
The extract of haritaki has also been found to increase cell-mediated immune response, thus very effective to boost the immune system also.
This herb helps in the purification of blood, stop the building up of fat in the arteries, especially the coronary artery.
Ayurvedic Medicines for Rejuvenation:
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A Description of Each Product is Given Below:
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