REVIEW ON RASAYANA DRUGS USED IN GERIATRIC CONDITIONS W.S.R. TO MADANPALA NIGHANTU
Keval Saliya*, Pooja Badani
Rasayana is one among the eight branches of Ayurveda. Rasayana drugs are those which destroys Jara and Vyadhi. Achary Charaka enlist the benefit of Rasayana longevity of life, retaining youth for longer with maintaining strength of all organs optimally, enhanced intelligence, improve complexion, voice, and allied positive health attributes etc. Proper use of rasayana helps body to strengthen in its physiological, anatomical and psychological perspective. This leads to increase and maintenance in the physical and functional capability of the individual for longer period of time. The present review concluded that some rasayana drugs given in Madanpalnighatu act by general tonic properties to all the systems of body increasing their functional capacity e.g. Shatavari, Ashwagandha ect. Total 33 drugs are compiled from Madanpalanighantu which are quoted for rasayana chikitsa. Among them 14 drugs act by Madhura rasa while 8 act by Katu,Tikta rasa pradhanya, 18 drugs act by Madhur Vipaka while 13 drugs act by Katu Vipaka. 15 drugs by Ushna virya and 16 drugs by Sheeta virya.
Keywords: Rasayana, Madanpalnighantu, Virya, Vipaka.
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