Use nourishing herbs and rasayanas
such as chyvan prash/shakti prana; shatavari, ashwagunda, red raspberry, oatstraw, nettles, red clover, and alfalafa
are non-toxic Ayurvedic complex herbal preparations or individual herbs used to rejuvenate or attain the complete potential of an individual in order to prevent diseases and degenerative changes that leads to disease.
In India, it is called "Mandukaparani" and used in folk medicine for leprosy, lumps, syphilis, and tuberculosis and to improve mental function (Kartnig, 1988), and is also used in rasayanas
(Chopra et al.
Menon LG, Kuttan R, Kuttan C (1997) Effect of rasayanas
in the inhibition of lung metastasis induced by B16F-10 melanoma cells.
Key words: Bacopa monniera, rasayanas
, bacoside A, antidepressant activity
, apart from their use for promoting physical and mental health, providing defence against disease and noxious external factors, and for arresting the aging process, have been used to improve cognitive functions in the elderly.
are used in Ayurveda, the classical Indian system of medicine, as potent rasayanas
, a class of plant-derived drugs reputed to promote health and longevity by increasing defence against disease, arresting the aging process, and revitalizing the body in debilitated conditions (Udupa and Singh, 1995).
emblica is used in Ayurveda as a potent rasayanas
, a class of plant derived drugs reputed to promote health and longevity by improving defense against diseases (Udupa and Singh, 1995).
Aging brings dramatic and negative changes in our lives and a group of rejuvenating herbs and minerals named in Sanskrit Rasayanas
or vitalizers were purposefully used in Indo-Tibctan medicine to address aging as a medical condition, "Dr.
Three forms of rasayanas
are provided: nutritional-dietary (Ajasrika rasayana
) is taken regularly with food as nutrition; Kamya rasayana
(health promoter) is indicated to improve vigor, vitality and positive thinking, and Naimittika rasayana
is provided to combat a particular disease or ailment.
In Ayurveda the antioxidant properties of many rasayanas
are well defined (Scartezzini 2000).
In the Susruta-Samhita sura is listed under the rasayanas
, along with a number of other alcoholic spirits.