‘Brahma’ stands for growth, expansion and creation in Sanskrit. The term ‘Rasayana’ in Sanskrit means ‘that which traverses the path of nourishment to revive and rejuvenate’. Brahma Rasaayanam is a classical recipe hailed by Ayurveda Acharyas for its strengthening (Balyam), nourishing (Dhatuposhanam) and brain promoting (Medhya) properties.
‘Avaleha’ preparation is a sweet and palatable adaptation of ‘Kashaya’ or herbal decoction. Rich in nutrients, it may be used to supplement a meal, in persons with healthy digestion. The herbal jam contains fragrant spices and appetite stimulants like Cumin, Cardamom, Black pepper, Long pepper etc.
The modern world demands too much of our immunity with pandemics, pollution, and a plethora of infectious diseases. Safeguarding the natural ability of our body to combat diseases is always a challenge today.
Brahma Rasaayanam, a unique blend of immunomodulatory herbs, is praised for its action in reinstating immunity and regulating bodily metabolism. The word ‘Brahma’ indicates growth and expansion whereas ‘rasayanam’ stands for rejuvenation. This preparation is curated to boost immunity, repair the tissues, promote intelligence, hinder aging and purify the blood. It cures the disturbances in the upper respiratory tract, encourages the growth of healthy hair and nails, reverts nerve damage, detoxifies the body with its antioxidant action, and kindles the digestive fire. The formulation is bestowed with the virtues of numerous Ayurvedic herbs specifically indicated for nourishment (Dhatu poshana), rejuvenation (Rasaayana), and strengthening (Balya).
Features and benefits of Brahma Rasaayanam –
- Excellent immunobooster: Brahma Rasaayanam is very effective in preventing recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, chronic cough and cold, allergies and inflammatory disorders.
- Established anti-oxidant action: Restorative properties of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Jeevaniyagana drugs (group of drugs that promote vitality and vigour) in Brahma rasaayanam keep away greys and wrinkles. Endows the user with healthy hair, nails, teeth, bones and skin.
- Nervine tonic: Brahma Rasaayanam helps in reversing nervine debility and loss of sensation. Improves attention, focus and retention. Recommended for students and persons engaged in academics.
- Imparts vitality and vigor: Brahma Rasaayanam purifies blood, eliminates toxins and strengthens liver function. Boosts tissue metabolism and improves the status of Dhatwagni. Ensures proper growth and development of all tissue.
Adults: 10-15 gms or 1 tbsp Brahma Rasaayanam at bedtime.
Children: (6-12 yrs) 5-7 gms or 1 tsp at bedtime
(12-18 yrs) 8-10 gms or 3/4 tbsp at bedtime
Follow up with 1/2 – 1 glass of lukewarm milk for best results.
AMLA (Emblica officinalis)
It is a key ingredient of the rasayanam, is known for its antioxidant properties and the ability to invigorate the body. It facilitates the effective absorption of vitamins and minerals and scavenges the toxic free radicals from the system.
SHANKAPUSHPI (Clitorea terneata)
It is another main ingredient, is a herb famed for its memory-enhancing abilities. It acts as a brain tonic and stress buster because of its soothing action on the brain.
GUDUCHI (Tinospora cordifolia)
It is a miraculous drug with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, fights infectious diseases and defends the body from the baneful effects of even auto-immune diseases. The spices like cumin, cardamom, black pepper, long pepper etc. stimulate the appetite and ensure the palatability and smooth digestion of the preparation.
The formulation is in an Avaleha (semi-solid) consistency so that it can be easily consumed by children and the elderly. Spices make it flavorsome and mildly savory while honey maintains the sweetness. For best results, follow it with a glass of lukewarm milk.