Rasayanas: Packets of intelligence
Ayurvedic natural or mineral arrangements utilized for advancing general wellbeing, invulnerability, strength, essentialness, virility and profound achievement are known as Rasayanas. These arrangements are held to be arbitrators of balance and intelligence. The concept that describes their biological actions. The concept of biological information in modern science, for example, as coded in DNA, has a counterpart in Ayurveda.
Veda is the blueprint for the universe or space including plants and animals. Out of this rises an important consequence:
The principle of complementarity in Ayurveda explains that the sequence of biological information is stored in plants and minerals corresponds to the chain of biological evidence in human physiology.
Rasayana therapy uses this principle of complementarity to eradicate misrepresentations and re-establish truthfulness to the flow of biological evidence and intelligence in human physiology. Rasayanas act like little “tuning forks” that convey the proper reverberating frequency and thus re-establish balance to the system. To utilize another analogy, Rasayanas can be noticed as tiny packages of “software”. That provides a critical program to re-establish integrity to the source code.
Ligands: binding sites for parcels of intelligence
Pharmacologists have uncovered sites on cell membranes, called receptors. To which insignificant molecules, called ligands, such as hormones, neurotransmitters, and peptides can compel. Every atom has conformity and capacities as a little key. Finding a way into the receptor site and actuating another enzymatic response to deliver its impact. It is broadly held that numerous drugs and herbs act by fitting into the receptor site of instinctively transpiring hormones or neurotransmitters (called endogenous ligands). Thus either inhibiting or mimicking their effects.
Balance: the basis of stability
When biological data is highly organized and cohesive, according to Ayurveda, the result is physiological “balance”. A condition in which the parts of the creature are functioning in a unified and harmonious state of equilibrium. Rendering the organism both flexible and stable.
Rasayanas: agents with multiple biological effects
The results of research on Rasayanas confirm that Rasayanas have clinical effects on multiple disorders. Suggesting that they act by strengthening the immune system and restoring balance in the physiology. This reaffirms the significance of utilizing the entire plant as per the portrayals of the old-style Ayurvedic writings to deliver a decent impact on the entire physiology. In compare to this broad approach of Ayurveda, modern science concentrates its interest in finding the “active ingredient,”. Which often acts on an isolated aspect of the physiology and therefore often produces unwanted side effects.
Medicinal plants: software for creating balance.
Workers in the field of medical botany have frequently hypothesised that if a plant is found to have multiple clinical effects. And multiple ligands, for the most important membrane receptors. Then the different ingredients may be relating to generate synergistic effects and reduce side effects. At the end of the day, the plant most likely has a specific adjusting property far beyond the presence of a couple of standards of dynamic fixings. Numerous clinical botanists hold that this adjusting impact is particularly valid for restorative plants. A considerable lot of which contain a great many diverse bioactive substances. The capacity of Rasayanas to mend different sicknesses should be recognized from that of disengaged dynamic fixings. Which are utilized for numerous reasons. For example, antihistamines are utilized to treat sensitivities, allergies, but also insomnia, colds, Parkinsonism, and motion sickness. But these secondary uses all take advantage of the same anticholinergic side-effect).
The whole plant: complete intelligence
Study on Ayurvedic research has revealed that conventional interpretations often contain loads of active receptor sites. The occurrence of such a wide variety of ligands recommends that the preparation may be acting on an extensive variety of tissues through several various mechanisms. This finding is not astonishing. Every plant contains thousands of various alkaloids, steroids, flavinoids, terpinoids and other molecules with bioactivity, and Ayurveda measures may contain of many different plants. In addition, Ayurveda generally uses the absolute part of the plant, for example, the whole fruit or leaf, and not just one ingredient. It is consequently effortless to see how Ayurvedic preparations such as MAK4 may contain many ligands.
Nature: the most subtle pharmacist
The occurrence of many naturally striking ligands in one preparation recommends that the preparations are neutral in the sense explained above. Modern pharmaceutical companies invest a great deal of time and resources meticulously influencing the formulas of various remedies, to boost the desired result while reducing side effects. In the case of Ayurvedic rasayanas, this balancing is brought out by nature. To a botanical pharmacologist or phytochemist, the finding of such a wide variety of ligands to mammalian cell membrane receptors, which recommends a close relationship between plants and mammal neurochemistry, is symbolic of the sophistication, grace, beauty, and harmony in nature.
The fallacy of the active ingredient
Modern Western medicine focuses on isolating and treating symptoms of the disease. Its approach to botanical pharmacology has been to isolate the active ingredients of a plant that appear to attenuate symptoms. When the active ingredient is disconnected from the balancing power of the whole plant, harmful side effects can occur. For example, certain alkaloids present in a plant have been shown to augment the action of other alkaloids and minimize untoward effects. Investigators in botanical pharmacology are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of synergy and balance in herbal formulations. Ayurveda utilizes whole plants or parts of plants to maximize the therapeutic response while avoiding harmful side effects. This has been a consideration in the design of recent laboratory research studies of Ayurvedic herbal formulations or Rasayanas.
The medicinal plants growing in any region are most effective for maintaining health in the people of that country.
Nature provides a remedy in the geographical location where disorder or imbalance exists. For example, the cinchona bush from which quinine is derived is generally found in areas where malaria is prevalent.
Selecting the remedy or Rasayanas: constitutions and imbalances
Many Rasayanas are recommended based on either one’s imbalance or on one’s constitutional type. Ayurveda categorizes every individual into one of several different body types. Depending on his or her physiological and psychological characteristics. These characteristics determine how a person will respond to various foods, climates, activities, and food supplements or Rasayanas. The other research has revealed that people with unique constitutional forms have distinct balances of neurotransmitters in the peripheral blood.
Herbs and Rasayanas: A Stairway to Health
According to Vedic Medicine chronic disorders are due to imbalances on several levels:
- 1. Accumulation of ama (by-products of inefficient digestion and metabolism which block the channels in the physiology through which intelligence flows).
- 2. Aggravation on the level of the doshas (physiological operators) may also cause ama accumulation.
- 3. Disorders on the level of the dhatus (tissues) due to the influences of ama and the dosha imbalance.
Like a general on the battlefield, vaidyas plan on a multiple-step strategy for conquering the problem. Vaidyas explained how to prepare a patient for Rasayana therapy, the herbal programs for promoting longevity, immune resistance, endurance and full mental potential.
“If you want to pour something precious in a vessel, first you must repair the cracks and cleanse it.”In other words, for any herbal program to work properly, ama must be eliminated and any further ama accumulation arrested. The ancient text of Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita, says the same thing another way, “The cloth must be washed before it can be dyed.”
21st Century medicine: using intelligence to cure diseases of ageing.
The research on Ayurvedic preparations has used modern scientific methods to bring to light the inherent balance and intelligence in the relationship between plants and man without resorting to a reductionistic approach to research. There is great promise in this approach for the future treatment of the major diseases of this new century, the chronic degenerative diseases and ageing itself. These diseases tend not to respond to a simple “magic bullet” like antibiotics but require an intervention that has effects that are more fundamental.