Ayurveda Rejuvenation Therapy
This is an unique therapy in the science of ayurveda. It keeps the body
young and agile. Rasayana or rejuvenation therapy helps to promote and
preserve health and longevity in the healthy, and to cure disease in the
sick. The therapy enhances one's energy and is even known to have cured the
sick. It also increases a healthy person's mental and physical capabilities.
It is known to have improved skin complexion and texture, modulates the
voice and increases sensing capacity of sense organs. Rasayanas or
vitalizers, as they are called, do exactly the same. They replenish the
vital fluids of our body, thus keeping us away from diseases. Rasayana is
actually that which increases the essence of each dhatu, starting with rasa.
Taking rasayana is helpful to increase the immunity of the person to keep
him away from diseases. The person becomes healthy and strong.
Some of the benefits of rejuvenation therapy are as follows:
. Long life.
. Increase in memory power.
. Good health.
. Young looks.
. Glowing skin.
. Modulated voice.
. Resistance to diseases
. Optimum strength of the body
Rasayanas deal with the methods to maintain youth, increase longevity,
intellectual capacity and strength and keep the patients free from diseases.
Effects of Rejuvenation
When rejuvenation therapy is complete, the indulgence in activities as
ordained by the scriptures, understanding the mind of the persons nearby and
mind unwavering by the (effect of) objects (of sense organs), becomes
Ayurvedic medicine is rich in natural herbs and the rejuvenator group of
Herbs, traditionally termed as ' Rasayana ' has micronutrients, which
improve health, immunity, vigor, vitality, and give longevity as well as
protection against stress. All these actions of certain Rasayana herbs have
now been scientifically proved through experimental as well as clinical
studies. The Rasayana or rejuvenation herb aims at keeping the enzymes in
the tissue cells in their normal functioning condition. These cells are
revitalized and their composition is changed. The tranquility of the mind is
promoted and the nerves as well as bones are kept soft and smooth. This
prevents the process of aging and keeps the individual free from disease
even at an advanced age.
In Ayurveda the vitalizers or rasayanas plays an important role because they
replenish the vital body fluids, which are necessary to function. The
Rasayanas are meant to impart long, healthy, disease free life, intelligence,
power of memory, youth and luster.
There are various types of rasayanas in Ayurveda like Chyavanaprasha,
Pippali rasayana, Triphala rasayana and Shilajita rasayana are few of them.
In addition to these, the Achara rasayana also holds an important
place in geriatrics.
Ayurvedic Rasayana – Chyavanaprasha
Among all these rasayanas, Chyavanprasha is the most popular and widely used
Ayurvedic herbal medicine. It is considered as India's oldest longevity tonic.
According to Ayurveda, Chyawanprash comes under the category of 'Rasayana',
which aims at maintaining youthfulness, vigor, vitality of the body and keeping
away aging process, senility and debility. It maintains the proper functioning
of the cells and rejuvenates the cells. As such it also keeps away diseases and
builds resistance power to fight diseases. Among all the Rasayanas,
Chyawanprash is most useful and famous. It is the most popular rejuvenating
Ayurvedic tonic’s in India having a consistency of Jam and consisting of about
35 natural herbs including Amla (Embellica Officinalis) the richest natural
source of vitamin C. It works on the immune system of the body protecting
body against everyday infections like cough cold and fever. Thus it is very
useful in children, old persons, tubercular patient, debilitated persons and
for those suffering from pestoral lesions. Chyavanaprasha is the elixir of
Rishi Chyavana and celebrated as the highest rasayana.
Ingredients of Chyavanaprasha
Today there are various recipes for Chyavanaprasha. With ingredients such as
herbs and spices ranging from mere 20 to 80 ingredients. But the main
ingredient of Chyavanaprasha is always amla or amalaki (Indian gooseberry),
which forms the base the other ingredients of the traditional recipe include
ashwaganda, pippali, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon in a base of clarified
butter and honey.
Chyawanprash aims at maintaining youthfulness, vigor, and vitality of the
body. There are numerous benefits of chyawanprash. The holistic traditional
formula of chyawanprash improves skin complexion, glow and fights dermal
bacterial infection. It promotes hair growth and helps absorption of calcium
resulting in strong bones and teeth. It sharpens the sense organs, increases
the digestive fire, desire for sex and strength of the body if used in the
proper manner. It is especially good for alleviating cough and asthma,
dyspnea, fever, heart diseases, gout, diseases of urine and semen and
disorders of speech. The anti-oxidant properties of the tonic act against
the ageing process and maintain youthfulness. Chyawanprash enhances
fertility, keeps menstruation regular and helps to overcome difficulties in
conception. It also improves muscle tone by enhancing protein synthesis
effectively. It helps in the growth of the children and body development it
also protects the aged, the wounded and emaciated.
Ayurvedic Rasayana – Pippali
Among the vitalizers (rasayanas) Pippali is the most widely used of all the
Ayurvedic herbs. There are various advantages of this herb. It is one of the
best herbs for enhancing digestion, assimilation and metabolism of the foods
we eat. It is also highly prized for its ability to enhance assimilation and
potency of herbs in a synergistic formula (this is called the Yogavahi
effect). The Ayurvedic texts list Pippali as one of the most powerful
Rasayana herbs, meaning it is a longevity enhancer. It also cleans the
shrotas that transport nutrients and remove wastes, so it is considered
important for purification. It balances two of the three laws of nature at
work in the mind and body (Vata and Kapha). It also soothes the nerves to
improve the quality of sleep at night. It is a very important ingredient for
digestion. Along with Black Pepper and Ginger, Pippali is part of the famous
digestive formula known as Trikatu (Three Spices). Pippali also has a
rejuvenating effect so anybody desirous of rasayana guna (rejuvenation)
should consume pippali five, eight, seven or ten in number added with honey
and ghee daily for one year it will give a long lasting effect. Pippali
rasayana is a traditional Ayurvedic formulation consisting of Piper longum
and Butea monosperma (palash). Pippali rasayana has traditionally been used
in the treatment of chronic dysentery and worm infestations.
It also provides relief from cough, consumption, dyspnea, hiccup, throat
infections, piles, assimilation disorders, anemia, and irregular fever.
Pippali enhances all 13 of the metabolic processes (Agnis) that create the 7
categories of bodily tissues (Dhatus).
Buy PIPPALI here
Ayurvedic Rasayana - Triphala
According to Ayurveda, perfect digestion is the basis of all health, if your
digestive system functions properly then it helps the other parts of the body
to perform well, including skin health. So traditional Ayurvedic tonic for
proper digestion also acts as the best herbal food for the skin because its
cleansing action is replenishing instead of draining, and because of its
nutrition content, Triphala, the well-known traditional Ayurvedic
formulation, makes an excellent skin tonic. Triphala is one of the most
famous Ayurvedic medicinal herbs. Triphala literally means "three fruits."
The three fruits contained in Triphala are Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki.
And because Triphala is tridoshic--equally balancing for Vata, Pitta and
Kapha--it is useful for all skin types. It can be mixed with other herbs in
compound formulations. Triphala has the quality to nourish the skin both
directly and indirectly. Amla, one of the three ingredients in Triphala, is
the richest known natural source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in the
production of collagen, which is necessary to keep skin supple and thick.
Triphala also contains calcium. Calcium helps enhance skin clarity and
brings dull, tired skin to life.
Mix triphala with equal quantity of madhuka (mahua tree), tavakshir (East
Indian arrowroot) pippali (long pepper), saindhava (long salt), and each one
of the lohas (iron), suvarna (gold), vacha (Acorus calamus) with either
honey, ghee or sugar in equal quantity.
Benefits of Triphala
A rasayana promotes ojas, the finest product of digestion that prevents
disease, creates luster and glow in the skin and rejuvenates the whole body.
Besides nourishing the mind and body and promoting longevity, Triphala has
many specific effects. It is particularly rejuvenating for the digestive
tract, and is a rasayana for the eyes and the skin. It removes ama from the
fat tissue, and balances cholesterol. Triphala also purifies the urine and
prevents urinary tract disease. It enhances all thirteen agnis (digestive
fires), especially the main digestive fire in the stomach. It pacifies Kapha
and Pitta, and if taken regularly, is a powerful anti-aging rasayana. In
. Cures all diseases.
. Bestows intelligence.
. Gives long life and good memory.
. A rejuvenator.
Buy TRIPHALA here
Other Ayurvedic Rasayanas
Apart from the Chyavanaprasha, Triphala rasayana,
Pippali rasayana , Shilajatu and Achara rasayana, there are some other
rasayanas, which are good for rejuvenation.
Some of the other rasayanas are as follows:
Eating fried haritaki (Terminalia chebula) followed by drinking ghee, makes
the strength stay forever in the body.
Diseases of old age disappear in the person who consumes the juice of dhatri
(Emblica officinalis) added with honey, sugar and ghee followed by
healthy/suitable foods only.
A person can regain his lost youth and good complexion by consuming the
powder of dhatri (Emblica officinalis), kymighna (Embelia ribes) and asana
sara (Indian kino tree) mixed with oil of sesame, ghee, honey and powder
(ash) of loha (iron) daily.
Using powder (ash) of loha (iron) and vella mixed with ghee and honey, kept
sealed inside saucer for one year prepared from bija sara (Indian kino tree)
helps living with good strength and black hair.
People who habitually consume vidanga (Embelia ribes), bhallataka
(Senecarpos anacarbiun) and nagar (dry ginger) added with ghee and honey
gives the strength to swim even at old age.
Visit our online Ayurvedic medicine store, Madanapalas, for all your Ayurvedic product needs. www.madanapalas.com
Published with the kind permission of Dr. Sachin Dua
Dr. Dua has a tremendous passion for Ayurveda, believing that it is by far the best preventative healthcare system known to man. He holds a B.A.M.S. Degree from M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana. He is committed to academic excellence and his ongoing goal of providing the highest level of Ayurvedic training outside of India.
He teaches both the public and professionals such as; physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychologists and other professionals in the basic principles and practices of Ayurveda.
Dr. Dua may be emailed at: sachin_dua1979[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Copyright © 2006 Dr. Sachin Dua. All rights reserved.