EXPLORING THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF SMRITISAGAR RASA: A REVIEW
Keywords:Psycho-neurological, Apasmara, Epilepsy, Sandnyasthapana
Nowadays Psycho-neurological disorders are marked worldwide. The prevalence in the world is about 3.4 million per year. In India, it is more than 1 million per year. Although various modern medicines are treating these ailments successfully, there are reports of rising dependency and adverse effects of these medicines. Ayurveda considers these mental ill-nesses under Manasa Roga and has traditional remedies to combat these illnesses in the form of various formulations. Smritisagar Rasa is an Ayurvedic formulation used in treating Manasa Roga specially Apasmara (Epilepsy). Due to Metallo-mineral contents such as Kajjali, Haratala, Manashila, and Tamra Bhasma it has Yogavahi and Rasayana properties. Smritisagar Rasa mainly acts on Majjadhatu (Neurons), Mastishka (Brain), Shirastha indriya (Neuro centers in the brain), Pranasthana & Vatavahini (Neurotransmitters). It has 3 Bhavanadravyas Vacha, Brahmi, and Jyotishmati Beeja taila respectively. Bhavna Dravya Vacha is Medhya and Sandnyasthapana in nature. It has Anti-epileptic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, and neuroprotective activity that is well acknowledged in previous research. Brahmi is Buddhi-Medha-Smrutikar and it helps to nourish Majjadhatu. Jyotishmati oil acts mainly on memory loss. A critical review of Smritisagar Rasa has explored the importance of its wide therapeutic properties. This article is an attempt to throw light on a probable mode of action of Smritisagar Rasa.
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