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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

RASA DRAVYA AND THEIR USE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LIFE STYLE DISEASES: AN AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE

Dr. Bhanu Priya*, Dr. Kanika Aggarwal and Dr. Vinod Barwal

ABSTRACT

Rasa Shastra, an integral part of Ayurveda deals with Rasa (mercury) and other minerals, metals, herbal poisonous plants and aquatic origin substances. The Rasa aushadhi so prepared offers potent immunization, has rejuvenating effect and is used in the treatment of the diseases as they have low dose, swift action, long shelf life, palatability and high efficacy. These days major burden is of Lifestyle diseases, whose occurrence is primarily due to inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. The main factors contributing to lifestyle diseases include inappropriate dietary habits, physical inactivity, pollution, radiation and stress. Different treatment modalities are mentioned in Ayurveda for the management of life style disorders like Rasa aushadhis, Kashtha aushadhis, Panchkarma etc. Rasa aushadhis along with certain changes in lifestyle are helpful in the management of diseases such as; Sthoulya, Madhumeha, Vatarakta, Grahani, Kushtha etc.

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