December 18, 2021
Anti-Ageing and Rejuvenating treatments in Ayurveda
Anti-Ageing and Rejuvenating treatments in Ayurveda
We all are obsessed with looking younger. Many of us want to stop the ageing process and look youthful, so we are always in a search for anti-ageing products or cosmetics that can help us in reversing the aging effects. Anything that claims to have anti-ageing or rejuvenating effects immediately gains our attention. We are living in an era where everything is just a click away so it is easy to gather information about such products and most of us buy these products without knowing their authenticity. Here in this article we will discuss the safest way to fulfill this dream and pamper ourselves with nature’s wonderful herbs with long lasting effects.
In the World, Ayurveda is known to be the ancient system of medicine where pure herbs are converted into effective medicines that do not have any side effects. The process of returning to the youthful condition or to normal from diseased state is called rejuvenation.
“Jivema sharadah shatam” is a well known verse from Atharva Veda that emphasizes the healthful longevity of Rasayana. Rasayana is derived from a Sanskrit word- “Rasa” meaning essence that nourishes the body and “Ayana” meaning path. Hence the word Rasayana stands for a nourishing pathway.
Rejuvenating Rasayana Therapy
Rejuvenation therapy is helpful in promoting and preserving health and in curing diseases. This Therapy enhances energy, it is known to have improved skin complexion, texture, replenishes vital fluid of the body and hence makes the person healthy and strong.
Rasayana has been practiced in Ayurveda since the time immemorial, which increases the immunity, strengthens the general well being and improves functions of all organs. It aims to maintain physical and mental health through a nourishing diet and gentle herbs.
Rasayana rejuvenation therapy protects the body against devastating effects of aging by augmenting the ability of the body to fight pathogens. The herbs used in the Rasayana therapy contain antioxidants that ward off the damage caused by free radicals. The Rasayana Rejuvenation therapy is known for the reversal of aging process and to preserve youthfulness and vitality.
People who are above 35 are being advised to have Rasayana treatment. If the Rasayan therapy is performed in a proper way it helps in preventing early aging and keeps a person physically and mentally young and active. Vital fluid that is produced by digestion of food is called Rasa; maintenance of Rasa in the body is called Rasayana. The main purpose of Rasayana is to give strength, immunity, ojas, will power and vitality.
Benefits of Rasayana Therapy
Ageing is a biological inevitable process, it is not a pathological condition, but includes various degenerative disorders. There are various factors that lead to aging of the face like impact of gravity, loss of volume, diminishing superficial and deep fat, muscles, loss of bony skeleton support that leads to sagging of the face, and changes in shape and contour of face.
Rasayana therapy has manifold effects on the body that rejuvenates the body. A person undergoing the Rasayana therapy will acquire the following benefits.
- Enhanced intelligence, memory, will power, physical strength, skin luster, youthful voice.
- Rasayana therapy nourishes the lymph, blood, semen, adipose tissue and in turn helps in preventing degenerative changes.
- Metabolic diseases are improved which in turn produces best quality tissues and get rid of conditions related to old age.
- Sharpness of sense organs is enhanced.
- Rasayana nourishes shukra dhatu that has a marked effect on reproductive organs.
- Rasayana enhances immunity power and raises the natural resistance against infection.
- Rasayana therapy rejuvenates the nervous system by regulating the circulation of body fluids and eliminating the waste materials and helps in keeping up the vigour and stamina.
- Rasayana therapy is known to delay the ageing process hence it prevents muscle wasting, keeps bones and tendons strong, Avert osteoporosis.
- It improves the circulation of the whole body, averts grey hair, and enhances good sleep and appetite.
VAJIKARANA TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA
Vajikarana Treatment enhances the fertility and rejuvenates the sexual and reproductive energy. Vajikarana treatment not only helps in promoting the sexual capacity and performance but also in improving the social, physical and psychological health of an individual.
Term Vajikarana is derived from two words “Vaji” meaning Horse and “Karana” meaning power. Vajikarna treatment imparts good body, potency and complexion sexual strength like that of a horse.
Benefits of Vajikarana treatment
Following benefits of vajikarana treatment are laid down by Charak Samhita
- It rejuvenates the sexual and reproductive energy
- Improves fertility
- Increase time span of erections
- Helps in erectile dysfunction
- Treats premature ejaculations
- Enhances will power, intellect and memory
- Provides pushti, yasha, bala and shri to an individual
Types of Vajikaran
Vajikaran concoctions (Dravyas) are not restricted to herbs alone. These dravyas confine any and all the substances that magnify the sexual activity, these are listed below:
- Ghee, gokshura, milk, Shatavari, milk, yashtimadhu to boost the production of semen.
- Silver, Gold, Pearls and Precious stones to arouse the sexual desire.
- Kushtha, bayberry, sugarcane, etc. for purification of semen.
- Katuka, Guduchi, Brahmi, Shatavari, etc to enhance fertility.
- Garlic, clove, saffron, Pippali, etc. to escalate libido
Nutmeg, Ashwagandha, chandan, jatamansi, etc. to prevent premature ejaculation.
After the purification process of individual’s body is done Vajikarana Therapy is administered. Aphrodisiacs and Dravyas will not work as considered if the body is ridden with ama.
Anti Aging Herbs
Ageing is an inevitable process in which a person notices changes in physical, mental and social aspects. We cannot avoid the natural process of aging but with the help of ayurvedic herbs and natural ingredients available in the kitchen, the aging process can be delayed.
Following are some of the herbs that can be consumed so as to delay aging.
Giloy is an outstanding herb having anti-inflammatory properties and is well known for its traits of reviving skin tissue and in resolving inflamed skin issues. Giloy also enhances our immune system.
Brahmi is widely known to have refreshing effects on the brain. Brahmi is extremely useful to a person who is undergoing the process of age-related memory loss; it works as a memory enhancer.
This powerful and potent herb has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in combating a wide variety of diseases and also inhibits the growth of free radicals.
We all know amla is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants and it assists our body in fighting various diseases. Age related macular degeneration and cataract are prevented by this marvelous herb.
When we are exposed to pollution and sunlight, free radicals get accumulated in the skin. The phytochemicals present in the ginseng helps us in getting rid of these free radicals and also helps in activating and stimulating skin metabolism.
Turmeric is a rich source of Curcumin which is known to possess wonderful anti-aging effects. Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that play an effective role in keeping the diseases at bay.
Gotu-Kola is an extremely essential anti-aging herb as it has abundant Flavonoids with antioxidant properties that protect the skin and body from the aging process.
Tips to minimize premature skin ageing
The sun has a great impact on skin that causes it to age prematurely. Some of our routine activities also have a damaging effect on our skin. Following are the tips to be followed to prevent premature aging:
1. Protection from sun
Protecting your skin from the sun everyday is of utmost importance. Cover up yourself with sun protective clothing, use of sunscreen UVF 30 or higher is recommended.
2. Quit smoking
Smoking makes you look aged quickly as the skin becomes wrinkled, dull with sallow complexion.
3. Cut down on alcohol
Alcohol has a damaging effect on skin as it dehydrates the skin and makes us look older.
4. Gentle cleaning of skin
Scrubbing irritates the skin and in turn accelerates the skin aging. Wash the skin gently to remove makeup and dirt. Wash your face after sweating.
5. Apply moisturizer every day
When we apply moisturizer on a damp skin, the water gets trapped in the skin which gives a youthful appearance.
6. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables prevents the damage that causes premature aging. On the other hand, consuming lots of sugar and refined carbohydrates accelerates the aging process.
7. Optimum skin care products
Avoid using cheap products on your face or those which cause stinging and burning sensation.
Anti Aging Pack by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is eager to help people of all walks of life, and also make sure the remedies used are made from pure herbs and far from any side effects. In your journey of looking youthful, Planet Ayurveda offers you the best formulation of a few herbal remedies that will not only slow down the process of aging but also gives you a younger looking appearance and makes your body healthy.
The products used are 100% pure, free from any side effects as there are no chemicals and preservatives.
- Brahmi Chyawanprash
- Shilajit Capsules
- Amalaki Rasayan
- Youth Restora
1. Amalaki Rasayan
This marvelous herb is known to have anti aging properties and apart from that it also has gastro protective, immune-modulatory and antioxidant action.
Dosage: 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water, after meals.
2. Shilajit Capsules
Shilajit capsule is a rich source of Fulvic acid that is useful in slowing down the aging process and longevity. Apart from this Shilajit prevents the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, increases testosterone level, reduces symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, increases iron level, it is an important supplement for infertility in males, improves heart health.
Dosage: 1 Capsule, twice daily with plain water, after meals.
3. Brahmi Chyawanprash
It slows aging process with skin augmentation, enhances digestion, helps in weight loss.
Dosage: One teaspoon once or twice daily.
4. Youth Restora
Youth Restora capsule is a polyherbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda that is a nature’s gift for staying fit and young. It is made from the blend of wonderful anti-oxidant herbs like Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and Green tea (Camellia sinensis). These capsules help to clear free radicals, prevent cellular damage due to pollution, stress, chemicals or drugs and improve the natural immunity. Youth Restora capsules help to clear away the wrinkles, maintain youthful state of the body, and prevent premature aging, stop hair loss and premature graying of hair. The herbs present in this formulation clear the free radicals from the blood and also cleanse the blocked arteries, boost immunity, eliminate body toxins, prevent black spots, wrinkles, age spots, and restore the youth.
Dosage: 1 Capsule, twice daily with plain water, after meals.
In the article we have talked through the fact that aging is a natural process and cannot be reversed but it can be slowed down and a goal of healthy glowing skin and rejuvenated body can be achieved that you may have once dreamt of. As we have discussed Rasayan and Vajikarana treatment in the above article, it is made clear that both of these therapies work together in an individual to achieve the goal of a healthy and rejuvenated body. Moreover, some ayurvedic remedies and lifestyle changes have been discussed in the above article. Adapt to the healthy lifestyle changes, eat well balanced diet and stay mentally calm and composed to cherish this life to the fullest, but if you ever get trapped in the disturbed state of health always remember Planet Ayurveda is always with you to pull you out from a diseased state to a normal healthy well being.