Rasayana chikitsa is one of the most important branches of Ayurveda and the most unique branch of medical science which explains methods and benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Rasayana – Rejuvenation/Nourishing
Rasayana therapies such as Ksheeradhara, Shirodhara, Matra vasti, Navara theppu or potli and herbs such as Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Guduchi, Vacha etc works as anti-oxidants, adaptogenic, anti-anxiety etc.
Rasayan chikitsa has a big relevance in our Indian culture and household. Milk, ghee, honey, curd and sugar which is known as panchamrut is served in all our pujas and before or after an auspicious event. All these are natural rasayanas that enhance our mind and body and this has been a practice since our ancestors. Ghee and sheera, payasam or kheer and our famous Indian milk sweets that are served in our festivals are all-natural sources of rasayan and nutrition that improves our physiological and psychological health. Rasayana therapy reduces oxidative stress and reduces free radical injury and delays ageing and improves cellular metabolism.
Rasayana is a community of herbs that boosts mental and physical health while protecting and promoting a youthful state due to its anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties and lets you age gracefully. These herbs improve the health of our nervous system and enhance brain power and boost memory.
Maintaining a good daily regime, seasonal regime and ethical regime, a fixed and healthy eating habit, good sound sleep is very important along with medicines and therapies to live a good long life.
Rasayana chikitsa is a concept we all are exposed to through the most celebrated Ayurvedic formulation Chyavanprash which is something that we all have had at least once while growing up. Having ghee with rice or roti forced by our grandmothers are all part of Rasayana therapy. But there is a right Rasayana formulation for each one of you. Consult your Ayurvedic doctor regarding which herb in which form should be consumed by you for your health and well-being.
WHO NEEDS RASAYAN CHIKITSA?
- Persons suffering from chronic degenerative disorders
- Low immunity- as it boosts natural immunity
- A person who indulges into too much physical activity in a day.
- Experiencing Chronic fatigue
And everyone who believes prevention is better than cure.
Rasayana imparts dirghayu (long life), Smriti (memory), Medha (intellectual power), arogya (healthy state of body and mind), taruna (youth), Prabha (complexion), varna (colour), swarya (good and clear voice), dehabala (body strength), indriya Bala (strength of sensory organs), vaksiddhi (good vocabulary and pronunciation) etc