Herbal Rasayanas: Anti-Stress Health Tonics
By : Urmi J.
Now's the time!! Give 5 to five most amazing Herbal Health Tonic Champions:
Amla, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, and Tulsi!
Ayurvedic Rasayanas are the rejuvenating or detoxifying ancient herbs often called adaptogens in modern sciences. They are an excellent source of antioxidants to the mitochondrial defense system's stability and the body's functional capabilities. They work well as reducing agents to lead our lives towards longevity by coping with Oxidative Stress. Many neurological and autoimmune diseases are linked with excessive Oxidative Stress, e.g., Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Insomnia, MS (Multiple
Sclerosis), Rheumatoid arthritis, Type1 diabetes, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), depression, anxiety, and memory loss. Genetic and environmental aspects are both included for such complex mental-physical health conditions. Scientific research proves that many such illnesses are not curable
in this 21st-century modern healthcare system. It's not extra if I say: 'The old but original principles of Ayurveda clever enough to solve many mysterious folds of science.' Herbal rasayana seems the path of prevention, which is always better than a cure. Some nootropic herbs, e.g., Indian Ginseng, Bacopa Monnieri, Ocimum Sanctum, enhance our memory and cognitive functions by normalizing neurotransmitters (chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, glutamate) in the brain, which affect our
mood and health. Let us regain our hope & confidence in ancient herbs and their never-failing
'Rasa' means digestive juice + 'Ayana' means direction = 'Rasayana'. Rasa is generated right after the food digestion process and circulated in the blood. Phytochemicals present in the extract of Rasayanas improve blood plasma, which provides nourishment to blood and so our overall body. Therefore, they are predominantly used in Ayurveda, ancient health care to treat 'Jara (Old age), Vyadhi (problems) & Duhkha' (mental or physical pain). Even a micro quantity of ancient herbs like Amla, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Tulsi is good enough to improve Tejas (digestion fire energy) & Ojas (immunity energy). Ojas nurtures our Seven Dhatus (body tissues) to boost stamina, and so it protects our Prana (respiration life energy), the essence of our healthy, long life. Prana is a vital life force to carrying major functions in different areas of our body. Proper use of phenomenon rasayanas balanced equilibrium between Three Gunas (universal qualities): Sattva, Rajas, Tamas and Three Doshas (universal forces): Vata, Pitta, Kapha.
Rasayana Ayurveda can also be add-on care, and your allopathy or homeopathy treatments and benefit healthy people. It helps prevent diseases, effective for health complications, reduce stress levels. Ayurvedic herbs are consumed by themselves or in combinations to get optimal benefits; Churan (powder), tablets, syrup, or mixtures prepared in milk, Ghee, or Honey, e.g., Chyavanprash, marmalade. Ayurvedic consultation is recommended for proper health healing. Ayurvedic health experts diagnose root cause symptoms of health issues and provide remedies based on their assessment of seven
dhatus, doshas, health and genetic history, lifestyle, and stress factors. Rasayana therapy plays a crucial role in your Wellbeing & Healthy-Aging.
Including rejuvenating champs in diet is a winning choice of a healthy body & a happy mind!!
Please visit our five-part series on Herbal Rasayanas to get further insides on mentioned Rasayanas. 🙂
To get a further insight into Ayurveda Rasayanas, please visit our blogs ‘Herbal Rasayanas Champion-2: Adaptogen Ashwagandha: A Health Energizer’ and ‘Ways To Add Adaptogenic Herbs In Healthful Recipes’