Rasayana (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times) 1st Edition
Ayurveda, the science of life, has been divided into eight disciplines. The first six disciplines can be easily related to similar topics of modern medical science, but the last two — Rasayana and Vajikarna, are unique in themselves and until recently were the least understood. In Indian culture Rasayana are the agents, which, among other things, cure diseases of the body and mind and delay old age. They also increase power, energy, memory, and the body’s disease resistance capacity. This book describes the pre-treatment and the processes involved in Rasayana therapy, the administration of herbs and the interaction between Rasayana and Vajikarna. It also discusses the different herbs that are used as Rasayana and the effects that these agents have on the human body. This volume should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal and aromatic plant applications and research.