What are the main Rasayana (Immuno-modular) Medicines of Ayurveda?

Rasayana therapy in Ayurveda

Ayurveda, one of the most ancient medical sciences which deals with every aspect of life, aims to promote health among the humankind by bringing cure of the diseases into the light. Rasayana counts among the most effective branches of Ayurveda which is being practiced since time immemorial. Defined as the most systematic and scientific medical discipline of Ayurveda, Rasayana medicines have been highly applauded for imparting superior Rasas and Dhatus to the body and nurturing the efficiency of the health of the human body. Rasayana word comprises two parts, that is, ‘Rasa’ and ‘Ayana’. The meaning of Rasa is nutrient fluid, while ‘Ayana’ means a way. Thus, Ayurveda Rasayana’s defense mechanism stresses upon making the inner body powerful and prohibits the bacteria to invade.

By employing certain herbs and therapies, Rasayana Therapy or Chikitsa is known to prevent aging and ensure the smooth functioning of the human body. It intends to revitalize the body’s functioning, strengths Dhatus, Srotasas, and maintains the equilibrium of Tridosha.

Rasayana Herbs

Rasayana herbs strengthen the resistance of the body and protect it from infection-causing diseases. Some Rasayana medicines which are prescribed in somatic degenerative diseases condition for immuno-modulation and Adaptogenic effects are as follows:

  • Ashavgandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Shilajeet (Black bitumen or Mineral pitch)
  • Suvarn Bhasm (herbal excipients) 

Some major Psychomodular Rasayana which are extensively used in mental disorders are as follows. 

  • Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus Plenricaulis)
  • Mulethi (Glycirrhiza glabra)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Mandookparni (Bacopa Monieri)

Now, below are some other Rasayana medicines which are used in different medical conditions such as:

  • Vijaysara (Pterocarpus) marsupium): Diabetes Mellitus,
  • Katuka (Picrorhiza kurroa): liver disorders
  • Vidang (Abies Webiana): Hoelminthic induced Gastrointestinal problem,
  • Bakuchi (Psorylia Corylifolia): Leucoderma
  • Bhallatak (Semecarpur anacardium): Piles and autoimmune disorders)
  • Shirees (Albizzia Lebek): Allergic conditions)
  • Vacha (Acorus clamus): Speech disorders,
  • Haldi (Curcuma Longa): urinary, allergic and septic problems
  • Neem (Melia Azadiracta) and Khadir (Acacia Catechu): Skin problems
  • Chirayata (swertia chirayata): febrile disorders

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 01:08 pm