Aging is the main reason we lose the ability to concentrate, learn, and remember new things. Ayurveda defines aging as the vata time of life which begins somewhere between 60 and 70 years of age depending on the person. This is the time of life when vata dosha naturally becomes dominant.
When vata dosha is increased the quality of dryness is also increased, for instance dry skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and internal tissues. Another quality of vata aging is lightness, this is observed when the muscles and bones become weak and lose strength. Most noticeably with vata aging is the quality of coldness. The body becomes cooler, and digestive strength weakens. This is because pitta dosha naturally weakens while vata dosha naturally increases. This is the onset of natural aging according to Ayurveda.
To slow the natural aging process, Ayurveda utilizes an antiaging protocol known as Rasayana Therapy. It is a specific protocol for slowing the process of aging and restoring the qualities of youthfulness. Medhya Rasayanas are special therapeutic plants that specifically improve memory and intellect. Medha means intellect and/or retention and rasayana means therapeutic procedure. With regular practice rasyana therapy boosts nourishment, memory, intellect, immunity, health and longevity.
Geniekot Syrup balances vata dosha and helps support brain function, memory, concentration, and cognitive activity. This tasty syrup contains four herbs that are well known medhya rasayana.
Brahmi, also known as Bacopa monieri is a common herb used widely in Ayurveda and a well-known medhya rasayana. Brahmi is an antiaging brain tonic that supports brain functions such as concentration, cognition and memory. It is also useful for relieving stress and anxiety.
Brahmi Caps balance vata dosha and the herb brahmi is a well-known herbal tonic that supports memory and concentration while promoting a calmer mind and sounder sleep. For pitta people who are feeling hot all the time, it is good to drink cool milk while taking Brahmi. For kapha or vata people who are feeling cooler, it is ideal to drink milk that is first boiled and then cooled to drinking temperature.
Brahmi Ghritam has an even greater rasayana or antiaging properties due to the qualities of ghee. Ghee is neither hot nor cold and helps improve digestive strength for those who are weak. Brahmi is a gentle herb and can safely be taken for one to two months.
Brahmi Oil supports and nourishes vata dosha and the main herb brahmi helps ease head pain and supports cognitive thinking and memory. Before bed we recommend massaging Brahmi oil into the scalp and feet, then cover with warm clothing. This will encourage a restful sleep.
Saraswata Arishtam balances both vata and kapha, the main herbs are brahmi juice and shank pushpi which support cognitive thinking, memory and concentration. According to Ayurvedic history, this product was specially formulated by Lord Dhanvantari and can be used for both children and adults. It's ideal for people who read, talk, or sing for long periods of time.
Traditional Ayurveda mentions that Saraswata Arishtam improves Ayu (life expectancy), Veerya (sexual potency), Smruti (memory), Medha (intelligence), Bala (strength), and Kanti (skin complexion). It is one of the best rasayanas for people who have depleted strength, immunity and cognitive ability.
Manasamitra vatakam supports and balances vata dosha and the nervous system. The main herbs vacha and shilajatu help strengthen and nourish the nervous system, memory, concentration, and helps to promote sound sleep.
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Jwara is a Sanskrit word for fever and according to Ayurveda it is considered the "king of all illnesses". This is because Jwara affects not just the body but also the mind and senses. Ayurveda understands jwara as not only an increase in body temperature but is also a feeling of malaise, unease, and discomfort, and involves the deha (body), indriya (senses), and mana (mind).
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the incidence of high blood pressure in the US in 2021 contributed towards 691,095 deaths. And one third of US adults have high blood pressure at approximately 119.9 million. High blood pressure is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg.