ROLE OF RASAYANA IN LONGEVITY: A REVIEW
Keywords:Ayurveda,, Rasayana therapy, Immunity, Aging, Rejuvenation
In this world longevity and old age are accompanied with a variety of health challenges and population studies indicate that elder people will use three to five times more healthcare services compared to the younger population. Ayurveda has two aims i.e. prevention and promotion of health. Rasayana may be employed for fulfilling both of them. Health promotion, disease prevention and rejuvenation approaches are used in this system of medicine through dietary and therapeutic means and both approaches can slow aging and invigorate functions of the body’s organs. The Rasayanas are rejuvenators, nutritional supplements and possess strong antioxidant activity. Rasayana refurbish the neuronal, endocrinal and immune systems are considered to prevent ageing, re-establish youth, strengthen life, brain power and prevent diseases, thus enhancing bodily resistance to all kinds of injury. The main purpose of Rasayana therapy is to impede the aging process and to delay the degenerative process also known to promote positive health and longevity. Rasayana is one of the comprehensive disciplines of Ayurveda, which comprises a specialized use of herbs, herb mineral formulations, food articles. Thus a plan for Rasayana therapy right from birth shall be introduced in routine immunization schedule.
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