Rasayanas: Rejuvenation and Detoxification

Thursday, 10. January 2019

Rasayanas: Rejuvenation and Detoxification

Ayurveda knows that no matter what, no one can stay young forever! Instead, traditional Indian natural medicine focuses on optimising mental and physical performance in every stage of life. This concept is called Rasayana.

What does Rasayana mean?

The classic definition of the term Rasayana can be found in the Charaka-Samhita, one of the most important Ayurvedic texts. Rasayanas are "[those] remedies that lead to an optimal condition of the nutrient tissue Rasa and the other tissues."

Today, Rasayanas are designed to renew and strengthen the human organism.

What do Rasayanas do?

Rasayanas have different goals. They promote, for example:

  • efficiency
  • mobility
  • energy levels
  • the defences
  • inner satisfaction
  • balance

Our bodies are considered to be in optimal conditions when preventative measures are taken to optimise our health.

The Rasayan Ama is often blamed for illnesses and is formed through poor diet. Rasayanas treats this by encouraging digestive fire from spicy foods as they stimulate digestion and detoxification.

Popular Rasayanas

The best known single Rasayana is the Amla fruit. It has an uplifting and rejuvenating effect and regulates the doshas.

Ayurveda also recognises milk, honey and ghee as Rasayanas. These products are easy to get and can be combined with revitalizing herbal mixtures that support..

Not just food

Rasayanas are supposed to rejuvenate body and mind and restore them to an excellent condition. Therefore, many Rasayana cures include herbal plants, detoxification, relaxation techniques and massages. It is best to seek the advice of an Ayurveda therapist as they can personalise your care.

Conclusion

Rasayanas contribute to strengthening our digestive fire, serve as a rejuvenating remedy and help keep us healthy for a long time. A Rasayana cure can be the right thing to help us recharge our batteries physically and mentally.