even the World Health Organization - WHO acknowledging the contributions of
ethno-medicine in tackling several ailments, physicians too, are having a second
look at alternative therapies all over the world. In this emerging scenario, the
herbal food supplements are considered the most important tool of ortho-molecular
medicine in the new millennium.
The rejuvenator group of herbs traditionally termed as ' Rasayana ' have
micronutrients which improve health, immunity, vigor, vitality and give
longevity as well as protection against stress. All these actions of certain
Rasayana herbs have now been scientifically proved through experimental as well
as clinical studies.
The Rasayana or rejuvenation herb aims at keeping the enzymes in the tissue
cells in their normal functioning condition. These cells are revitalized and
their composition is changed. The tranquility of the mind is promoted and the
nerves as well as bones are kept soft and smooth. This prevents the process of
aging and keeps the individual free from disease even at an advanced age.
It is also well known that one can live a long life, free of disease and aging
only when he has a strong general immunity against diseases. So Rasayana herbs
also contain a general immunity promotive effect. The Ayurvedic concept of
immunity or "Vyadhi-Kshamatva" involves both "Vyadhi Utpada
Pratibandhakatva" i.e. the capability to prevent the onset of a disease and
" Vyadhi Bal Virodhitva " which fights the developing disease. According
to Ayurveda, "Oja" denotes the substance that imparts strength to various
tissues in the body to resist disease. "Pratyanika Bala" is responsible
for increasing immunity of the host to prevent disease before its onset. While
every person has some "Sahaja Bala" or natural constitutional strength to
fight disease, one could enhance this capacity or Pratyanika Bala and Oja by
taking appropriate " Rasayana " herbs, which help in building optimum
quality tissues which fight disease.
The indigenous formulation Rasayana Prash is an especially
developed herbal food recipe for longevity and to enhance general immunity.
Moreover, it possesses anti-stress & anti-fatigue properties. In other words, it
provides vigor, vitality and strength if taken regularly for a long duration.
The formulation is the outcome of years of therapeutic applications in India.
Asparagus promotes and optimizes acquired strength of tissues and
enhances general immunity from disease. Withania & Grewia are known
immuno-promotor herbs. Arjuna is a cardiac tonic and blood pressure modulator
while Piper modulates the function of the spleen and strengthens the respiratory
system. Rubia is a blood purifier and Tribulus & Pedalium help in preventing
aging of the tissues and act as a potent cure for Dysuria. Hemidesmus promotes
optimal growth of tissues and fights against strength-loss. Cinnamomum, Zinziber
and Elettaria are potentiators with natural volatile oils. There are other roles
that the above herbs play in the body, as there are many other herbs which
function as mentioned above. RASAYANA PRASH FOOD GRANULES is a tried balanced
mixture developed through ongoing research. It imparts longevity promotion,
optimal rejuvenation and general immunity-developing properties to the
Nutrition: Medicine of the Future
The medicine of the future will no longer be
remedial, it will be preventive; not based on drugs but on the best diet for
The subject of nutrition is massively wide and
reasearched. There is so much to know and so many seemingly contradictory
theories on the subject of nutrition and its relationship with human physiology
and mental function, that most people, even (or perhaps especially) when partly
informed by the media, etc., find they are confused. The purpose of this site is
to provide a clear explanation of the basic principles of nutrition and its
effect upon your health.
2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the "Father of
Medicine", said to his students, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine
be thy food". Moses Maimonides, the great 12th century physician, repeated the
Hippocratic statement when he said, "No illness which can be treated by diet
should be treated by any other means". In essence, Hippocrates and Maimonides
were insisting that their students practice nutrient therapy.
This type of medical therapy is being used by
doctors today, but only by a minority; qualified Nutritionists, are the main
practitioners today. There is little training in nutrition at medical schools
and unless a doctor has pursued the study of nutrition from choice, s/he is
unlikely to be sufficiently informed to advise on optimum nutrition.
In 1968 one of the great minds of this century,
twice Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling, coined the term Orthomolecular
Nutrition. "Orthomolecular" is, literally, "pertaining to the right molecule".
Pauling proposed that by giving the body the right molecules (optimum nutrition)
most disease would be eradicated. This Web site is based on Pauling's premise
that "Optimum nutrition is the medicine of the future".
Ortho vs. Toxic Medicine
Orthomolecular doctors and nutritionists believe
that the treatment of infectious and degenerative diseases should be a matter of
varying the concentration of "right molecules" (i.e. vitamins, minerals, trace
elements, amino acids, enzymes, hormones etc.) which are present in the body.
The optimum nutritional micro-environment of every cell in the body is vital to
achieve or restore optimal health; deficiencies in this environment cause the
body to be more susceptible to disease and degeneration.
The list of necessary nutrients is the same for
every human being, but the relative amounts needed by each individual are as
distinctly different as the shape of peoples' bodies, and for this reason a "one
for all" daily nutritional requirement is impossible to specify.
Why is this? Because the kind of food you eat,
the physical, mental and emotional stress you experience, the environment in
which you live and work, your inherited biochemical and physiological make-up,
the constituents of soil in which your food is grown, the contents of water you
drink, the amount of exercise you have, and many other factors, determine the
fact that you are a unique individual with unique needs.
In other words, your optimum daily need is
determined by your own biochemical uniqueness, which in turn relates to your
mental and spiritual state. Optimum nutrition is not just about preventing or
reversing disease states - to cross the line where deficiency is directly
causing disease. Optimum nutrition is more than that, it is about living
optimally, where you have room to stretch your physical, mental and spiritual
"muscles" to the full, without overstepping the threshold at which cellular
health in any of the systems of the body becomes threatened.
By contrast, Toxi-molecular medicine, used by the
majority of doctors (especially during the past 50 years) is the administration
of drugs at sub-lethal levels. Drugs, of course, are alien chemicals which serve
to cover-up the disease process - to mask the difficulty, not eliminate it. They
offer symptomatic relief but often at the cost of severe and dangerous side
effects. They create dependence on the part of the patient and often complicate
the doctor's job by erasing valuable clues as to the real source of the trouble.
Of course, drugs can save the life of an ill patient, as can surgery and the
other techniques, but the paradigm is changing. We offer this quote voiced by a
doctor in Dublin, "The evidence for nutritional therapy is becoming so strong
that if the doctors of today don't become nutritionists, the nutritionists will
become the doctors of tomorrow."
Patrick Holford, Director of the Institute for
Optimum Nutrition in London which is at the forefront of research and education
in this field, makes this very clear:
"Tomorrow's medicine will not be about using
nutrients instead of drugs. It will be about looking through a new pair of
glasses which reveal the true causes of disease. In most cases these lie in
faulty nutrition, pollution, stress, negativity, addiction and lack of exercise
- the greatest cause of all being ignorance. The original meaning of the word
'doctor' is "teacher or learned man" and that is perhaps the most important role
a health professional can perform.
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) 7%, Withania
somnifera (Ashwagandha), Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna), Rubia cordifolia (Manjistha)
and Tribulus terestries (Gokshur) each 3%, Hemidesmus indicus (Sariva) 1% and
Piper longum (Pippali) each 0.5% Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Twak) and Elettaria
cardamomum (Ela) each 0.1%, Canesugar Q.S. The formulation is supplied in the
form of granules, which make a delicious drink when mixed with milk, tea or
RASAYANA PRASH ON LAB. PARAMETERS
16.59 % w/w
STUDIES ON THE REJUVENATIVE AND
IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECT OF DIFFERENT CONTENTS OF RASAYANA PRASH FOOD GRANULES
1. Singh G.(1988) reported
immunopotentiative effect of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). It caused
increases in immunoglobulins of the human beings and widal titre in the
2. Chudasama K. & Singh G.(1986) reported
the immunopromotor action of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in a clinical
3. Babber et al. (1970) found anti-viral
activity in Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) pharmacologically and it was suggested
that this anti-viral activity may be due to the presence of interferon like
factors in the plant.
4. A recent study led by Uni. of Arizona, US
says that selenium, a mineral helps reduce the risk of certain types of cancer
as well as it reduces the risk of heart diseases three times as compared to
placebos. The study was conducted on 1312 subjects. It is very important here
that Shatawari(A.racemosus), an important ingredient of P-11 is a good source of
5. Ashwagandha(W.somnifera) and
Pippli(P.longum) were found effective in increasing bio-availability of anti
tuberculosis treatment during a clinical study performed by Chhajed & Singh
(1989). Moreover it has been established experimentally by the same authors
that it prevents liver cell damage to be induced by ATT.
One or two tablespoon preferably on an empty stomach with milk. Add additional
sugar to suite individual taste/choice, if needed. The formulation is supplied
in the form of granules, which make a delicious drink when mixed with milk, tea
Regular use of RASAYANA PRASH FOOD GRANULES is known to
general immunity of the body from common ailments.
feeling of health, energy, vigor and well-being and fight general diseases
growth of tissues.
useful for under -nourished and anemic persons.
useful during pregnancy and lactation periods.
useful as an adjunct to minimize side effects of modern medicines.
1. Babber at el. (1970):
Nature of antiviral activity detected in some plant extracts screened in cell
cultures infected with vaccinia and Ranikhet diseases viruses. published in
Indian J Exp. Biol. 6,232.
2. Chhajed & Singh G.(1989): Studies on
Rasayana effect of Ashwagandha and Pippli, M.D.Ayu. research project, Institute
for P.G.Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat. Ayurveda Uni. Jamnagar(India).
3. Chudasama & Singh G.(1986): Studies on
Brimhaniya effect of Ashwagandha, M.D.Ayu. research project, Institute for
P.G.Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat. Ayurveda Uni. Jamnagar(India).
4. ‘Down to Earth ‘March,1997 : a fortnightly
journal published by Center for Science and Environment. New Delhi.
5. Kotecha & Singh G. (1991): Ayurvedic Drugs
for Immunotherapeutic Usage, published in Ayu, a Journal of Institute for
P.G.Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat. Ayurveda Uni. Jamnagar(India).
6. Shriniwas H. & Singh
G.(1988): Clinical studies on the Ayurvedic management of the aging. thesis of
Ph.D. Institute for P.G.Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat. Ayurveda