Rasayana – the Ayurvedic “rejuvenation therapy”

Rasayana – die ayurvedische „Verjüngungstherapie“

We also age internally

Growing older is not easy for most of us. Today's society counteracts this natural process with various means such as anti-wrinkle injections, lifting, coloring hair and excessive exercise. We age not only externally, but also internally. As we get older, metabolic processes slow down, nutrient absorption no longer works as it used to and we lose weight on all levels.

Provide the body with optimal nutrients

In Ayurveda therapy there is a separate department that deals with aging, the so-called “Rasayana therapy”. In general, Ayurveda comprises eight specialist areas. The supreme discipline among these is internal medicine ( kaya-cikitsa ), which is also described in the most comprehensive way. The term “Rasayana” is made up of two words. “Rasa” refers to the nutrient tissue and “Ayana” means everywhere, which means the transport of nutrients to all tissue layers. Rejuvenation therapy supports the functional and nutritional status of all our tissues.

Rasayana plants and foods with “rejuvenating” effects

Certain plants, foods, healthy behaviors, but also massages and purification treatments are used in Ayurveda and counteract the aging process by revitalizing the body's cells, tissues and organs. With Rasayanas you strengthen the immune system, mental clarity, youthfulness, prana (life energy), physical strength, metabolism and digestive power. They help you live a long and healthy life. The Rasayanas include:

  • Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ); German: ash-colored Myroblana"

  • Ashwagandha  ( Withania somnifera ) German: winter cherry/sleeping berry

  • Brahmi ( Bacopa monniera ) German: Navelwort

  • Guduchi ( Tinospora cordifolia ) German: no name

  • Guggulu ( Commiphora mukul ) German: Indian myrrh

  • Haritaki ( Terminia chebula ) German: black-brown myrobalan tree

  • Pippali ( Piper Longum ) German: long pepper

  • Shatavari ( Asparagus racemosus ) German: wild Indian asparagus

  • Triphala (combination preparation of Amalaki, Haritaki, Bibhitaka

  • and a few more…

Certain foods and spices that we can incorporate into our diet also have a revitalizing effect on our cells and organs. These include warm milk, honey, almonds, ripe mangoes, raisins, saffron, ginger and tulsi.

Sources: Vasant Lad: Self-healing with Ayurveda, Vasant Lad: Ayurvedic herbal medicine.

Ayurvedic herbal mixture for more serenity and lightness in everyday life. On the balance of the three doshas.