Rasayana – Ayurvedic Rejuvenation
The word for rejuvenation in Ayurveda is Rasayana.
After your body is prepared by Panchakarma or another type of detoxification, for example: Kitchari diet you can take Rasayana – collection of herbs that nourish and rejuvenate. The body is clean and clear to receive either tonics or medications.
You can use herbs or herbal mixtures appropriate for you (see Dosha test to identify your Dosha). Here are some simple formulas:
Vata – 1 tsp Ashwaganda in a cup of hot milk twice a day.
Pitta – 1 tsp Shatavari in a cup of warm milk twice a day.
Kapha – 1 tsp Punarnava in a cup of warm water twice a day.
The most popular Ayurvedic Rasayana is Chyawanprash – a blend of herbs with multiple health benefits, derived from a 2500 year old Ayurvedic formula. Administration of rasayana provides endurance of life, memory, health, youthfulness, vigor, brightness, improved voice, and body stamina. It is good for all doshas. 1 to 2 tea-spoons of Chyawanprash daily is enough to stay healthy. It can be taken directly, in milk or by spreading on bread. In all these cases its therapeutic properties will remain unaffected.
TODAY’S TIP : Take the Rasayana in the morning and evening for the three days following the seasonal purification (Pancakarma) program. Then take it once a day in the morning for the next month.