RASAYANA AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN VYADHIKSHAMATVA: A REVIEW
Vd. Bhaskar Perke* and Vd. Sharmili S. Patil
Ayurveda is a science of life and it has two main aims first is prevention and promotion of health and second is cure from disease. It is human nature to desire for longevity and this desire is found practically among all the peoples of the world. Accordingly, if longevity is desired, there must be a system of rejuvenation for one who keeps on remaining young. Rasayanas are health promoting and rejuvenating agents which by their empirical effects produce resistance against disease. Rasayana therapy means rejuvenation therapy. Taking rasayana is helpful to increase the immunity of the person to keep him away from the disease. Acharyas promoted the use of rasayana to enhance the Oja (bala) and immunity. Hence the Rasayana therapy has been reviewed in the classical literature of Ayurveda.
Keywords: Rasayana, Vyadhikshmatva, Immunity, Oja.
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