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Brahma Rasayanam: Benefits, Usage, Ingredients and Side effects | AVCRI | Since 1957



Brahma Rasayana: Potential health benefits 

Rasayana is a branch of Ayurveda that focuses on rejuvenation and longevity. Rasayana  medications are designed to promote longevity and overall well being and to improve immunity, enrich the tissues, slow down aging process ,improve digestion, and to strengthen bodys defence mechanism 

When it comes to Ayurveda ,it has loads of medicines to enhance brain health and memory.

Brahma Rasayana, also known as Abhaya amlaki avaleha is embibed with qualities of  nourishing the brain ,reducing the oxidative stress and supporting neurotransmitter functions .Ingredients like brahmi sankha pusphi, and aswagandha plays a key ingredient in Brahma rasayanam Brahma Ramayana is credited to possess immune stimulant and inhibitor property that  decreases  the effects of ageing prevents premature greying of hair and offers relief from fatigue, debility, and mental weakness. It is considered a potent Rasayana (rejuvenative) medicine in Ayurveda and is traditionally used to promote overall health and well-being, including cognitive function, to beat stress, exhaustion and build endurance and immunity. It is  also used for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.


What does brahma rasayana contain ?and how its prepared ?


Ingredients        

Kwatha Dravya

Shalaparni (Desmodium Gangeticum)

Brihati (Indian Nightshade)

Prishnaparni (Uraria Picta)  

Kantakari (Solanum Xanthocarpum)     

Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)       

Bilva (Aegle Marmelos)

Agnimantha (Premna Integrifolia)

Shyonaka (Oroxylum Indicum)

Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea)        

Patala (Stereospermum Suaveolens)

Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa)     

Mashaparni (Teramnus Labialis)

Mudgaparni (Phaseolus Trilobus   )

Bala (Sida Cordifolia)  

Erandmoola (Ricinus communis)    

Jivaka (Malaxis Acuminata) 

Rishabhaka (Microstylis Muscifera)       

Meda (Litsea Glutinosa)

Jeevanti (Leptadenia Reticulata)

Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus)

Shara (Saccharum Munja)

Ikshu Mool (Saccharum Officinarum)

Darbha (Desmostachya Bipinnata)        

Kasha Mool (Saccharum Spontaneum)

Shali Mool (Oryza Sativa)


Water -10 Times of above ingredients


Pishti Dravya     

Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)       

Amalaki (Phyllanthus Emblica)


Prakshep Dravya         

Mandukaparni (Centella Asiatica)

Pippali (Long Pepper)

Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis)

Plava (Cyperus Scariosus )   

Mustaka(Cyperus Rotundus)

Vaividanga (Embelia Ribes)   

Safed Chandana (Santalum Album)

Agaru (Aquilaria Agallocha) 

Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)

Haldi (Curcuma Longa)        

Vacha (Acorus Calamus)

Nagkesara(Mesua Ferrea)

Elachi (Elettaria Cardamom)

Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)    

Misri (Sugar)


Sneha Dravya    

Til Tail (Sesame Oil)

Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Shahad – HoneyMethod

To make this rasayana, take kwatha dravya and water, boil well until decocotion reduces to 10 parts of the liquid and filter it. Now, boil separately pishti dravya and filter the pulp through a cotton cloth to remove any fibre content.

In a large copper vessel add the filtered decoction, add boiled pishti dravya and boil. To this add mishri powder, Sneha dravya and cook until it becomes thick like jam consistency. Remove from heat and allow it cool for several hours. When the rasayana comes down to room temperature add honey and mix well, store tightly in airtight bottles.


Reference: 

Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sansthana, Chapter 1, Rasayana, Pratham Brahma Rasayana, Verse 41 – 57


Ayurvedic energetics

This Rasayana pacifies all three doshas -Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body.


Pharmacological actions of Brahma rasayanam

Antioxidant ,rejuvenator ,neuroprotection ,nerve tonic ,cardiac protector ,memory booster ,anti asthmatic ,haemantinic


Indications of Brahma rasayanam

Anxiety,Depression,Insomnia ,Stress.Alzheimer’s Disease,Headache,Trigeminal Neuralgia,Hair Loss,Premature greying of hair,cardiac ailments


Benefits of Brahma Rasayana

·       Elevates cognitive capacities

Be it thinking ability or analytical skills or memory ,intelligence ,cognitive functions ,brahma rasayana works positively .Packed with vitamin C and bioflavonoids exert potent antioxidant activity in the body. It is an amazing supplement that prevents deterioration of cognitive functions in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders. . In the brain, these antioxidants help to boost the natural cognitive functions and preserve the brain and its neurons from degeneration thus helping as anti ageing

·       Boosts  Immune System

A potent antioxidant action of several ingredients of Brahma Rasayana reduces susceptibility to the infectious diseases

·       Relieves Headaches

Low oxygen levels to brain riggers headache and migraines . Brahma Rasayana improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain, which helps to prevent attacks of migraine and headaches. Furthermore, it also regulates the functions of neurons in the brain and calms the mind, and nerves, reduces inflammation and eases pain.

·       Promotes Hair Growth

Regular addition of the Rasayana offers complete nourishment to the body tissues, prevents premature greying of hair, and reduces hair fall.

·       Cardiac protection

Some of the herbs present in Brahma Rasayana, such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), are believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which could potentially be beneficial for heart health.


Therapeutic Dosage

It completelty relies on the agni /digestive capacity of the patient It is best taken on an empty stomach in the morning, which helps in smooth digestion

Children  (5 – 12 yrs) -  5 grams

Teenager  - 5 to 7.5 grams

Adults  -  10 grams


Doses: 1 Dose per day


Anupana /adjuvant – warm milk /warm water

Best Time to Take: On empty stomach in the early morning


Q: What is Brahma Rasayanam?

A: Brahma Rasayanam is an Ayurvedic formulation known for its rejuvenating and nourishing properties. It is used to improve overall health and vitality.

Q: What are the benefits of Brahma Rasayanam?

A: Brahma Rasayanam is believed to improve memory, boost immunity, and promote longevity. It is commonly used to address deficiencies in the immune system and enhance overall health.

Q: How to use Brahma Rasayanam?

A: The recommended dosage of Brahma Rasayanam is usually one to two tablespoons, taken once or twice a day, preferably on an empty stomach. It is advisable to consult an ayurvedic practitioner for personalized dosage instructions.

Q: What are the key ingredients in Brahma Rasayanam?

A: Brahma Rasayanam typically contains a blend of herbs, minerals, and natural ingredients known for their rejuvenating and health-promoting properties. Some common ingredients include amla, ghee, honey, and various herbs like ashwagandha and shatavari.

Q: Are there any side effects of Brahma Rasayanam?

A: When taken in the recommended dosage, Brahma Rasayanam is generally considered safe for most individuals. However, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are pregnant or nursing.

Q: What are some frequently bought together products with Brahma Rasayanam?

A: Some products frequently bought together with Brahma Rasayanam include other ayurvedic supplements for immunity, memory enhancement, and overall well-being. These combinations are often recommended for comprehensive health support.

 

Does Brahma rasayana increase weight?

Its beneficial to improve stamina and general weakness


Can we take Brahma rasayana daily?

Yes you can


What are the side effects of Brahma Rasayana?

There are no side effects in taking brahma rasayanam


What is the difference between Brahma Rasayana and Chyawanprash?

Chyavanaprasaha and brahma rasayana ,though both are having high rejuvenating properties ,

Chyavana prasham is concentrated more towards rectifying respiratory health whereas Brahma rasayanam towards anti-aging, fatigue and immunity-developing 


What is the benefit of Narasimha Rasayanam?

An ayurvedic herbal  medications which Improves weight ,physical strength and libido and a very good medicine for hair growth.


Is Brahma Rasayana good for the brain?

Yes .It has anti stress and memory enhancing qualities which attributes to brain health.


Can Brahma Rasayan help in improving memory?

Yes it does help in improving memory.


Can Brahma Rasayan help in male fertility?

It can help in giving protection on sperm defects and abnormalities


Can a diabetic person take Brahma Rasayan?

Its better to get a proper advise before taking any herbal jams

 

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