Rasayana - A Rejuvenation Therapy

Now that we know what Rasayana is and how it brings a striking improvement in our mental and physical health, let's learn about what Rasayanas are commonly available to us.


Here is a list of few commonly used herbs used in Rasayana Chikitsa, which could further be classified based on their usefulness e.g. age specific; for strengthening a specific Dhatu (tissue); for specific Srotas (channel system); for senses and sense organs; and lastly, your Prakriti (constitution) specifics:


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Amalaki (Embelica officinalis)

Bala (Sida cordifolia)

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Brahmi (Centcella asiatica)

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

Guggul (Commiphera mukul)

Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)


Many other routinely used spices and foods such as Tulsi (Holy Basil); Dates; Draksha and even Cow’s milk and Ghee fall under Rasayanas. These herbs are and could be used as an individual Rasayana or mixed with herbal combinations in different Ayurvedic formulations such as Chyavanaprasha and Triphala.


Rasayana/rejuvenation therapy, as interpreted with modern science, possesses the following actions:


Antioxidant action

Immuno-modulatory action

Hemopoetic effect

Adaptagenic effect

Antiaging action

Anabolic action

Nutritive function

Neuroprotective action.


Contact Om Prakash Sanduja, an experienced Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor at Vedic Health to learn which Rasayana are most applicable based on your body constitution and health conditions.


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