INTRODUCTION OF RASAYANA
The word ‘Rasayana’ means nectar or medicine to prevent old age and prolong life. It is one of the eight specialties of Ayurveda that aim to protect health. Its purpose is proper nutrition and transportation of nutritive fluid (rasa), blood, meat, fat etc. The primary objective is to preserve the knowledge of life (Ayurveda) health and prevent diseases. Chemotherapy has been considered important for the preservation of health, prevention of diseases, speedy recovery and rehabilitation from disease conditions. In current practice, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, adaptogenic, anabolic, nutraceuticals, anti-aging therapy are considered as forms of chemotherapy. The Puranas from Ayurveda recommend Panchakarma Kriya prior to the administration of Rasayana therapy to reap the benefits.
The sutras described in the Charaka Samhita, which mainly contain Triphala as a major ingredient. This sutra contains generally equal proportions of the fruits of three plants namely Amalaki or Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki and according to Acharya Charaka in a foundational text Used in traditional medicine in India for over 1000 years. Along with this, according to Charaka in another major text called Sushruta Samhita, daily consumption of Triphala Rasayana (triphala with honey and ghee) has the ability to keep a person alive for one hundred years free from old age and diseases.
Triphala rasayana reduces blockage of subtle and major channels in the body, especially cleanses the intestines, flushes out toxins and improves the absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the body. And preserves the natural functions of many organs in the body. Because it has immunostimulatory effects, due to which it also reduces the tendency to fall ill.
Triphala Rasayana has been described in Ayurvedic medicine as a pillar of treatment for gastritis. In addition, several studies have considered the many potential uses of Triphala Rasayana, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, appetite stimulation, reduction of gastric hyperacidity, antipyretic, analgesic, antibacterial, antimutagenic, wound healing, anticariogenic.
TRIPHALA RASYANA PREPERATION
In Ayurveda, three methods of Triphala Rasayana have been described by Acharya Charak ji, which we are going to describe next.
1. Triphala rasayana – First
This is the first method of Triphala Rasayana, the most widely used method.
- Take Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) churna, which should be equal to the pulp of one haritaki fruit, about 3 hours after a meal or in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Take Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) powder, which should be equal to the pulp of 2 Bibhitaki fruits, in the afternoon just before the meal.
- Take Amla (Emblica Officinalis) powder, which should be equal to the pulp of 4 amalaki fruits, after dinner.
2. Triphala Rasayana – Second
In the second Triphala Rasayana method, some of the following are Ingredients.
|Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra||20%|
|Pippali (Piper Longum)||20%|
|Misri (Sugar candy)||20%|
3. Triphala Rasyana – Third
In the third Triphala Rasayana method, there are some ghats given below, which according to Ayurveda have been told to take in equal quantities, but in today’s time it may not be suitable for every person because all these depend on his digestive power and physical nature does.
|Triphala Powder||3 grams|
|Kanta Loha Bhasma or 1000 Puti Lauh Bhasma||100 mg|
|Swarna Bhasma||25 mg|
|Vacha (Acorus Calamus)||500 mg|
|Rock Salt (Sendha Namak)||250 mg|
Note: All doctors consider Kanta Loha Bhasma to be all iron. This is a perfect explanation of it. But some authors mistakenly believe that Sarva Loha (Sarva Loha) includes Swarna Bhasma, Loha Bhasma, Rajat Bhasma (Raupya Bhasma), Tamra Bhasma, Banga Bhasma, Naga Bhasma and Jasad Bhasma. These metals are not suitable for long term use. Secondly, most of these incinerations are not chemotherapy.
Sometimes we also use 1000 Puti Loha Bhasma in place of Kanta Loha Bhasma. There is no real difference between the two results.
4. Triphala Rasayana – Fourth
Make a paste of Triphala powder with the help of water and put it in a new iron vessel. Leave it for 24 hours, day and night, and then take it out of the iron vessel and mix it with honey and 250 ml of water. ) make it. To see its better effect, drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.
This cycle should be continued for one year if you want to take advantage of its whole benefits.
Triphala Rasayan uses, benefites and adjuvant
- Adjuvant :- The above all mixtures should be taken with unequal amount of Honey (10 grams) and Ghee (5 grams) according to digestive capacity of the person (most suitable 1 teaspoon or around 4 to 5 grams).
- Direction Of Use :- It should be continued for a year for maximum health benefits.
- Best Time To Take :- In the morning on empty stomach.
- Benefits :- Triphala Rasayana has many benefits that is why it helps in preventing all diseases and improves quality of life and extends life span. Improves intelligence, brain power, memory and strength. It improves digestion, assimilation of food, reduces gastritis and improves liver functions. One of its great properties is to slow down the aging process, it is also good for the eyes and also improves hemoglobin levels.
- मधुकेन तुगाक्षीय पिप्पल्या क्षौद्रसर्पिषा। त्रिफला सितया चापि युक्ता सिद्धं रसायनम् ॥४५॥ (इति त्रिफला रसायनमपरम्।)
- जरणान्तेऽभयामेकां प्राग्भुक्ताद् द्वे विभीतके। भुक्त्वा तु मधु सर्पिभर्या चत्वार्यामलकानि च ॥४१॥ प्रयोजयन् समामेकां त्रिफलाया रसायनम्। जीवेद्वर्षशतं पूर्णमजरोऽव्याधिरेव च ॥४२॥ (इति त्रिफला रसायनम्)
- सर्वलौहैः सुवर्णेन वचया मधुसर्पिषा। विडङ्ग पिप्पलीभ्यां च त्रिफला लवणेन च ॥४६॥ संवत्सरप्रयोगेण मेधा स्मृति बल प्रदा।। भवत्यायुःप्रदा धन्या जरा रोग निबर्हणी॥४७॥ (इति त्रिफला रसायनमपरम्)
- त्रैफलेनायसीं पात्रीं कल्केनालेपयेन्नवाम्। तमहोरात्रिकं लेपं पिबेत् क्षौद्रोदकाप्लुतम्॥४३॥ प्रभूतस्त्रेहमशनं जीणें तत्र प्रशस्यते। अजरोऽरुक् समाभ्यासाज्जीवेच्चैव समा:शतम्॥४४॥ (इति त्रिफला रसायनमपरम्।)
- Charak Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Chapter 1, Path 3, Verse 41-47.