Ayurveda, an Indian medical science of life is gaining much popularity in India as well as in abroad. It is necessary to explore this science on the lines of modern technology for its more acceptability and popularity, Majority of the modern clinicians are not aware about these medicinal plants, though a keen interest is developing among these physicians about this ancient science.
As Ayurveda is elaborated in Sanskrit and it has its own fundamentals, which are described in Ayurvedic terminologies, the modern medical and paramedical pupils are not able to understand the basic concepts of this science. As a result, many a times medicines prescribed by an Ayurvedic clinicians are ignored by the modern clinician.
The basic concepts of Ayurveda and the medicines used in this system gives excellent results if used in proper manner. With the help of modern technology much of the research work is undergoing related with this science to explore the benefits of the medicines.
This work is proving to be helpful in giving better results to the mankind to ameliorate the life style of modern civilized peoples. After much efforts we have brought up this work for the modern scientist working in the field like medicine, pharmacology and biochemistry in such a manner that it may become easy to understand this science in their own language. This will help in the development and propagation of Ayurveda through interdisciplinary approach.
The book elaborates the contraindication, drug interactions, metabolism of money of the herbs with their detail chemical constitution and pharmacology. This will definitely clear the myths about this ancient science from the mind of modern clinicians and scientist. This book will also be useful to all medical practitioners in their day to day practice.
Rasayan is an important branch of Ayurved among the eight branches explained by Ayurved scholars. This branch is directly related to improve the quality of life as well as life expectancy. Thus, this branch can be co related with ageing expects of life and helps to keep a person healthy through out life. Many therapies, procedures, herbs and metals are known to have rasayan activity.
By the virtue of modern medicine and technology many theories of ageing have been elaborated. In this book “ Concepts of Rasayan” these ageing theories are well elaborated and are compared with rasayan effects of Ayurved. Rasayan medicines are having different effects . Some may have anti oxidant ativity, some may impart immuno modulatory activity , some may exert anti glysation activity or some may have an impact on cellular and hormonal activities. All these effects can be collectively called as the effect of rasayan. This comparative study of rasayan and modern ageing theories is well explained in this particular book. Pharmacology of herbs which are explained as rasayan is well explained.
Ayurved also explains the causes of diseases and ageing like predominance of vata dosha, ama and dysregulation of agni. Author has tried to elaborate these factors and have made an attempt to compare it with modern medical concepts. Importance of langhan, its rasayan effects ( calorie restriction ) and Sadavritta ( code of conduct) are also well explained and compared with modern theories of ageing.
This is one of the book of its own kind which has elaborated the activities of rasayan on the basis of modern medicine and bio chemistry.