The joy of life, impeccable health, harmony in everything. Who does not dream about it? All women, regardless of age and social status, try to preserve their youth and beauty. They turn to cosmetologists and use various means of hygiene. In addition, women attend various procedures and therapies. They spend a lot of time and money to save their youth. Unfortunately, not all of these methods bring the long-awaited result. There are other ways to keep young without harm to health and large expenses. Ayurveda perfectly copes with this task, preventing the onset of age-related changes.
- What is Rasayana?
- Ayurvedic anti-aging herbs:
Ayurvedic experts recommend a complete cleaning of the body for rejuvenation. It consists of three interrelated stages:
- Purvakarma (pre-purification);
- Panchakarma (basic cleaning);
- Rasayana (deep, fine cleaning);
Full cleaning leads to the renewal and rejuvenation of the human body, destroying the signs of aging. The body is restored at the cellular level, strengthening the tissues and organs of the organism. The reasons, underlying the pathogenic factors of the destruction, disappear. The human body cleans and restores itself. However, the organism needs special help when own self-healing capabilities are hampered by an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
A comprehensive cleansing method, taking into account the individual characteristics of each person, eliminates the factors that destabilize the body and cause its aging. The organism is effectively cleansed of undigested food debris and various waste products.
Rasayana refers to individual sections of Ayurveda, which has no analogs in Western medicine. It’s a rejuvenation therapy, including a set of measures that slow down the aging of the body, support the immune system, and restore damaged tissue.
Herbalists use Rasayana funds, which are combinations of mineral and plant components. Such remedies can arouse the aging hormonal and endocrine systems of the body, give them new strength. The restoration of the work these systems entails the restoration of the work of the whole organism. Carrying Rasayana therapy is the use of herbs and special charges. The body becomes energetic and begins to take care of itself, discovering and manifesting the beauty laid down by nature.
Rasayana acts on a deep level. Its action supports the optimal state and functions of various organs and tissues of the body. It has a harmonizing, rejuvenating, cleansing and normalizing metabolic processes action. In addition, the Ayurvedic system stimulates the body’s defenses, improves immunity, endurance and resistance to disease.
The application method of Rasayana has certain rules, the failure of which will significantly reduce their effectiveness. These rules consist in the specific preparation of the body for this therapy. You necessary to restore the work of digestion, bring the dosha into balance and remove toxins from the body in order to the Rasayana to bring the best results. Therefore, Ayurvedic masters recommend going through the Panchakarma procedure before using herbal remedies.
Let’s consider the most effective Ayurvedic herbs for rejuvenation. Experienced herbalists use them in their recipes and formulas both individually and the complex.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is one of the most famous plants in Ayurveda, worshiped all over India. It belongs to the group of Myrobalans – plants growing in the Himalayas. Plants are known for their antioxidant properties and have acorn-like or plum-like fruits. Haritaki is called “longevity elixir” because the plant has a strong rejuvenating effect, cleanses the body and activates the defenses. In addition, it’s one of the best Ayurvedic remedies for treating problems associated with the lungs and digestive system. Haritaki normalizes the functioning of the whole organism, acts on all tissues. The plant is the main component of Triphala, one of the main Ayurvedic preparations.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – one of the world’s most famous adaptogenic plants. Natural tonic and anti-aging herb, it balances the hormonal and immune systems and restores the body and its main functions after stress. The plant affects all tissues of the organism, stimulates the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Herbalists use the leaves and root of the plant. Shatavari is an extraordinarily important plant in Ayurveda. It’s the main tonic for the entire female body, supporting the natural production of estrogen. At the same time, men can also take a herbal supplement as a general tonic.
Saffron (Сrocus sativus) is a unique and irreplaceable plant that has been actively used since ancient times. It’s part of more than 300 drugs of eastern medicine. Saffron has proved effective in treating 90 diseases. The plant strengthens the nervous system, improves mood, and normalizes heart rate. Saffron is able to produce serotonin – the hormone of joy. The plant is part of many anti-aging drugs, as an excellent antioxidant. Thanks to the tonic properties of saffron, it nourishes all the cells of the body, removes blood stasis in the vessels, cleanses the liver and kidneys, lymph and blood. In addition, the plant improves memory, mind and senses, a beneficial effect on the growth of thin brain tissue. Saffron significantly improves complexion. All known Ayurvedic formulas of beauty has saffron in composition.
Shalpani (Desmodium gangeticum) is one of the rejuvenating Ayurvedic plants. The plant is an antioxidant, as well as a heart tonic. In addition, Shalpani has antipyretic and diaphoretic action. The plant is part of a mixture of ten roots – Dashmool and Chyawanprash tonic.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is one of the oldest medicines. The plant is popular in Ayurveda and in all oriental medicine. Licorice was considered a wonderful, rejuvenating plant in different countries since ancient times. People in China believed that plant contributes to longevity along with ginseng. Glycyrrhiza glabra – a magical plant, a list of its useful properties and applications is very large. The plant has strong antioxidant properties and regulates all three doshas – vata, pitta, kapha. It’s a very effective remedy for airway inflammation and coughing. Licorice lowers blood cholesterol levels, normalizes blood pressure. The plant is a part of various antioxidant and anti-bactericidal drugs and remedies. It’s worth noting, that herbalists use licorice roots.
Rashna (Alpinia galanga) is one of the most popular and used plants in Ayurveda and in oriental medicine. It’s known for its strong antioxidant properties. In addition, Rashna is rich in various vitamins. Seeds, rhizome, stems and leaves of the plant have a healing effect. The plant extract nourishes, strengthens, restores, tones and stimulates the entire human body. Thanks to that, it has a strong rejuvenating effect. Rashna is a rich source of enzymes and substances for the treatment of gastric diseases and chronic diseases of internal organs, gastric and duodenal ulcers. This is a powerful drug in the treatment of enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine). The plant is also part of recipes, supplements and teas that promote weight loss because it contains amino acids, burning fat.
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)is one of the famous Ayurvedic plants. Herbalists use the roots, seeds and leaves of the plant. Punarnava improves the condition of 6 of 7 body tissues: blood, muscles, fat, bone marrow and nerves, reproductive fluids, nutrient plasma. The plant is described in ancient Ayurvedic texts as the elixir of youth, rejuvenating the entire body. In addition, Punarnava is known as a highly effective remedy that removes various types of edema – severe swelling in allergies, in diseases of the heart, blood, anemia, inflammation of the joints. Thanks to the high content of calcium and alkaloid salts, herbalists use plant extract in Ayurvedic diuretic fees. A diet with regular use of Punarnava helps the normal functioning of the kidneys and urinary system.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) – a powerful anti-aging herbal remedy. This is the best herb for the Kapha constitution. The plant improves voice, vision, promotes hair growth. It effectively copes with various kinds of stones and Kapha accumulations in the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tracts. The extract cleanses the intestines, increasing its tone, eliminates parasites. Experts recommend using Bibhitaki along with honey.
Amla (Emblic Myrabolan)is one of the most powerful anti-aging plants of Ayurvedic medicine. The plant is the richest source of vitamin C in nature. This long-lived tree gives love and longevity. The plant rejuvenates the blood, bones, liver, and heart. Its extract restores tissue at the cellular level. Amla cleans the oral cavity, stops bleeding from the gums and strengthens the teeth. In addition, the herbal remedy promotes hair growth, improves eyesight, appetite, cleanses the intestines and regulates the level of sugar in the body. Herbalists recommend taking a herbal supplement of five grams of powder infused in a cup of warm water twice a day.
We looked at some of the most effective Ayurvedic anti-aging herbs. Which one should be used depends on the age, state of health, patient’s constitution.
Why modern women prefer Ayurveda among so many methods of treatment and rejuvenation? Conventional medicine is focused on the use of chemicals and surgery. However, these methods are not always effective and often have strong side effects. The task of Ayurveda is different. It recommendations are aimed not at removing symptoms, but at the systemic restoration of organs, tissues and cells. Therefore, a woman receives not only skin rejuvenation or drops those extra pounds with the risk of gaining them again. She restores the body from the inside, improving health at all levels. Internal transformations entail changes in appearance. A woman begins to shine with beauty. She has more energy. Pain and tension go away. Weight comes back to normal. The skin improves its condition.