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A Review on Medhya Rasayanas: A Brain Bracer

Shagun Dubey Upadhyay1,2,*, Shivani Lodha3, Yusra Ahmad3, Seema Kohli1, R.K Sharma4
1Department of Pharmacy, Government Kalaniketan Polytechnic College Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.
2Research Scholar, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
3Faculty of Pharmacy, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
4Dean, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Nanaji Deshmukh University of Veterinary Science, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.
DOI: 10.5530/pc.2021.4.37

Objective: Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally means “the scripture for longevity”. It epitomizes an ancient system of traditional medicine founded in India which is 5000 years old. The review aims to explore the various drugs related to Medhya Rasayana and their effectiveness in the present era. Major Findings: The concept of Rasayana in Ayurveda is considered very helpful to fight diseases of modern medicine i.e., regeneration of tissues after the disease condition like osteoarthritis, age related macular degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, injuries, trauma, heart attack, stroke, etc. Neurological and psychiatric disorders are generally correlated generally with loss of memory, cognitive deficits, impaired mental function, etc. The ‘‘Madhya Rasayanas’’ is useful in enriching the intellectual e.g., mandukparni swaras, yashtimadhu churna with ksheer, guduchi swaras, and Shankhapushpi kalka. These drugs are helpful in the prevention and curing mental disorders of all age groups. They encourage the Intellect (Dhi) Retention power (Dhriti) and memory (Smriti). Mood disorders are related to a huge obligation of disease, suicides, physical comorbidities, high economic costs, and poor quality of life. Henceforth, it’s a huge public health problem in the current scenario. Although modern medicine which is based on psychoactive drugs is successful in curing different neurological and psychiatric disorders but it is unfortunately very limited. Recommendations: The oldest said medicine system on the planet i.e. Ayurveda is practicing highly effective drugs having neurotoxic effects. Owing to the effectiveness of these drugs it could be beneficial to combat the present therapy used in neurological deficit with the Medhya Rasayana for better results.

Key words: Rasayana , Ayurveda, Cognition ,Nootropic, Medhya Rasayana.

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