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Rahul Dutt / February 06, 2019
Ayurveda is a comprehensive healthcare system which belongs to the age-old times.
Ayurveda is the ‘Science of Life’ which tends to improve the quality of human life and also
the quantity. Rejuvenation or ‘Rasayana’, the branch of Ayurveda promotes longevity. To
stay healthy and to live a long life, you have to follow a rigid diet and intake certain dietary
supplements. Along with the supplements, you need to manage stress, exercise daily and
indulge in yoga practices. Life extension is the side benefit of Ayurveda comprehensive
healthcare approach. Ayurveda aims at improving the quality of life rather than simply
adding few more years to the age.
You have to live as per your ‘Prakriti’ or your body and mind constitution. ‘Prakriti’ is taken
into consideration by Ayurveda when you are treated. Living according to your ‘Prakriti’ or
body-mind constitution is the way to regaining youthfulness. Rejuvenation is required for
overall happiness, inner harmony, inner growth, creativity, and vitality. There are certain
herbs used in the process of rejuvenation. They have wonderful healing capacity, provides
vitamins, nutrients, phytonutrients and minerals to the body systems.
Ayurvedic herbs: the names you should know
• Haritaki or ‘Rasa Dhatu’ works on your three doshas, namely, pitta, vata, and
kapha. Haritaki is something that Lord Buddha held while meditating. “Har” implies
“purification” that clears intestines by eliminating the waste. Haritaki is an excellent
treatment for diminishing vision and also treats neuro-muscular weakness. It
improves kidneys and liver conditions and benefits the digestive system.
• Amla is a powerful antioxidant, a versatile fruit which fights infection and protects
you from cancer. Regular consumption of amla can lower the blood pressure,
reduce cholesterol, strengthen the liver while nourishing the heart and brain. Amla
makes your immunity system and nervous system stronger. Rich in Vitamin C, it has
antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
• Indian Ginseng, ‘Ashwagandha’ is a powerful herb which is the anti-inflammatory,
anti-stress agent and bears antioxidant properties. Ashwagandha is immuneenhancing
and a rejuvenating herb. It stimulates immunity system and also
combats stress. Ashwagandha prolongs life and improves overall health.
• Guduchi, an adaptogen and immunomodulator increase the body’s resistance to
illnesses, stress and diseases. It strengthens the immunity system and treats cough
• The most powerful rejuvenating herb is Shatavari. It has a soothing, cooling and
nourishing property. It is an effective solution for a variety of conditions including
diarrhoea, heartburn, urinary tract infection, and body inflammation.
• Aloe Vera or ‘Meda Dhatu’ is another plant which supports menopausal women
and also promotes blood flow towards uterus for smooth menstruation among
girls. It purifies blood and treats a variety of skin problems.
• Guggulu or ‘Asthi Dhatu’ pacify three doshas and helps to maintain the balance
between them. It benefits cracked joints and improves bone-related issues. The
herb detoxifies and rejuvenates.
• Gotu Kola or ‘Majja Dhatu’ is a magical plant for the nervous system and brain. It
rejuvenates the brain, enhances cognition, intelligence and knowledge.
• Tulsi or Holy Basil is a wonderful remedy for ailments including cough and cold,
kidney stones, bronchitis, and asthma.
• Jatamansi is an aromatic herb which has blood-purifying properties. It improves
complexion and helps to regain youthfulness.
The above-mentioned Ayurvedic herbs are most powerful while there are many others.
They have rejuvenating and calming properties.