Aging is a multi-dimensional domains comprises physical, psychological and social changes. The aged people who is older than 65 years will constitute 20% of total population at the global level by 2050. Presently, about 3.8% population of India are older than 65 years and the number will increased to 113 million by 2016. The older people are generally suffered from different type of diseases like Respiratory problems, Heart diseases, Cancer, Stroke, Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Depression, Psychiatric disorders, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
Rasayana therapy is a health care system of Ayurveda, has the potential in prevention of diseases and management of metabolic disorders at the older stage. It can minimise the impacts of ageing and also improves intelligence, memory, complexion, etc. It is quite effective for immuno-enhancement, free-radical scavenging and anti-stress.
Panchakarma is a bio-cleansing process comprising five main modules Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation), Astapana Vasti (Therapeutic Decoction Enema), Anuvasana Vasti (Therapeutic oil Enema), Nasya Karma (Nasal administration of medicaments). It is a very important therapy body-humors homeostasis, and helps to prevent different types of diseases. The procedure is effective for autoimmune, neurological, psychiatric and musculo-skeletal related diseases.
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Eye Disease
Celastrus paniculata (Jyotishmati), Three myrobalans (Triphala), Asparagus racemosus (Satavari), Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yastimadhu) and Emblica officinalis (Amalaki).
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Heart
Desmodium gangaticum, Terminalia arjuna, Commiphora mukul and Inula racemosa.
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Skin Diseases
Semecarpus anacardium, Embelia ribes and Psoralia corylifol
Rasayana and Ayurveda for overall Health
Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Emblica officinalis (Amalak), Withania somnifera (Aswagandha) and Cow’s milk.
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Asthma
Albezia lebbeck (Sirisha), Sesbania grandiflora (Agastya), Curcuma longa (Haridra) and Terminelia chebula (Haritaki).
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Arthritis
Allium sativum (Rasona), Boswellia serrata (Sallaki), Commiphora mukul (Guggulu), Withania somnifera (Aswagandha) and Zinziber officinale (Sunthi).
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Diabetes
Black bitumen (Silajitu), Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Curcuma longa (Haridra), Cinnamomum tamala (Tejpatra) and Trigonella foenum graecum (Methika).
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Hypertension
Allium sativum (Rasona), Rauwolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha), Withania somnifera (Aswagandha) and Nardostachys jatamansi (Jatamansi).
Rasayana and Ayurveda for Brain and Memory Disorders
Becopa monnieri (Brahmi), Centela asiatica (Mandooka parani), Celastrus paniculata (Jyotishmati), Mecuna pruriens (Kapikachhu), and Valeriana wallichii (Tagara).
Compound Formulations of Rasayana and Ayurveda for Older People
Cyawanprasa, Brahmi Rasayana, Aswagandha Lehyam, Mahatriphala Ghrita, Karisalai Legiyam, Triphala Curna, Aswagandha Curna, Pranada Gutika, Narasimha Rasayana, Agastya Rasayana, Amalaki Rasayana, Ayajambeera Karpam, Bavana Kadukkai, and Ayabringaraja KarpamRasayana and Panchakarma of Ayurveda for Healthy Aging