Growing old is inevitable and no magic portion can prevent the aging process. However it is possible to age gracefully and with dignity. Do you know that rasayana therapy or rejuvenation therapy, if taken early in life, could diminish or delay the process of aging?
What does rasayana therapy involve?
Rasayana means nutrition and its effect on the body. Rasayana therapy advocates that when you eat foods that help to replenish the vital fluids of the body, it preserves your health and longevity. Rasayana therapy includes panchakarma to cleanse the body of toxins and restore energy, peace, confidence and well-being after a harmonizing herbal treatment. It also involves special diets and living habits.
According to rasayana therapy, the ingestion of healthy food and its effective digestion is essential to nurture your well-being. Ayurvedic massage and organic meals help enhance your digestion. These treatments are invigorating and rejuvenating.
Common ingredients of Ayurvedic rasayana
Rasayana is usually available as a concentrated herbal paste prepared with honey and ghee, and comprising ingredients that promote health and vigour. The ingredients that give anti-aging, tissue preserving and antioxidant properties to the rasayanas, include:
Amla and haritaki, which promote longevity as well as a happy, healthy and blissful life.
Turmeric and long pepper (pippali), known for their healing properties.
Indian pennywort or gotu kola, and aloe weed or shankapushpi, which enhance the ability to learn, retain and recall.
Benefits of rasayana
If you include rasayana in your daily routine you can attain longevity, enhance your memory and intelligence, add sheen to your complexion and lustre to your voice. It adds strength to your body and senses, reduces flabbiness, and tones your body. It also helps to increase the immunity of your body.
The nourishing Rasayana tonic supplements and replenishes the nutrients robbed by aging, and is said to alleviate disease and promote optimum health. Rasayana helps to restore the youthful state of your physical and mental health.
(Sources: Maharishi Ayurveda and Ayurveda: Rasayana)
Have you or any of the elderly people in your home taken rasayana to restore health and vigour? Tell us about the preparation you have used and the benefits you got from it.