Ayurveda Perspective on Rasayana Therapy and its Role in the Management of Mental Disorders

  • Vandana N. Hirudkar
  • Kavita A. Khond

Abstract

Ayurveda is the traditional science of medicine which described many principles related to the longevity. Rasayana therapy is one of them improves process of rejuvenation, delay ageing, boost immunity, imparts vitality and treat many diseases including mental problems. The use of Rasayana therapy in mental disorders is very common phenomena in Ayurveda practice. Rasayana drugs can be recommended in various neurological and psychiatric problems like; loss of memory, impaired mental functioning, cognitive deficits and depression etc. Mandukparni Swaras, Shankhapushpi Kalka, Yashtimadhu churna and Guduchi swaras, etc. are some Medhya Rasayana used for the management of various mental problems. Considering these all aspects present article explore importance of Rasayana drugs in various mental disorders.


Keywords: Ayurveda, Rasayana, Mental disorders, Longevity.   

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Author Biographies

Vandana N. Hirudkar

Associate Professor & HOD, Rasashastra & B. Kalpana, Shri K.R. Pandav Ayurved College & Hospital, Bahadura, Nagpur, India.

Kavita A. Khond

Professor & HOD, Rachana Sharir, Shri K.R. Pandav Ayurved College & Hospital, Bahadura, Nagpur, India.

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Hirudkar VN, Khond KA. Ayurveda Perspective on Rasayana Therapy and its Role in the Management of Mental Disorders. JDDT [Internet]. 15Sep.2019 [cited 28Nov.2022];9(5):210-2. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3669