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Brahma Rasayana

Brahma Rasayana Ingredients, Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Brahma Rasayana (also called Abhaya Amalaki Avaleha) is an ayurvedic health supplement that improves memory, intelligence, mental strength, cognition, immunity and general well-being. In ayurveda, it is a Rasayana medicine, which means it helps to rejuvenate the body, prevents aging and increases lifespan. The regular consumption of Brahma Rasayana provides a healthier and energetic life. It helps to keep mentally alert and physically fit.

Brahma Rasayana reduces the effects of aging on the body, especially on the skin. It prevents premature graying of hair and early onset of signs of aging. It gives relief from fatigue, debility, and mental and physical weakness.

It is used for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. In addition, it is also used as an adjuvant therapy along with other medicines in the management of cognitive, neurological, psychological, and psychosomatic disorders.

Brahma Rasayana Ingredients (Composition)

According to Charaka Samhita, there are two formulations. In the market, the following formulation is available.

INGREDIENTSQUANTITY
KWATH DRAVYA
Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum480 grams
Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum480 grams
Prishnaparni – Uraria Picta480 grams
Kantakari   – Solanum Xanthocarpum480 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris480 grams
Bilva (Indian Bael) – Aegle Marmelos480 grams
Agnimantha (Arani) – Premna Integrifolia480 grams
Shyonaka – Oroxylum Indicum480 grams
Gambhari (Beech wood/Kasmari) – Gmelina Arborea480 grams
Patala – Stereospermum Suaveolens480 grams
Punarnava (Spreading Hogweed or Common Hogweed) – Boerhavia Diffusa480 grams
Mashaparni (Vogel Tephrosis or Blue Wiss) – Teramnus Labialis480 grams
Mudgaparni (Wild Gram) – Phaseolus Trilobus480 grams
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia480 grams
Erandmool (Castor Oil Plant Root) – Ricinus communis480 grams
Jivaka (Jeevak) – Malaxis Acuminata480 grams
Rishabhaka (Rishabhi) – Microstylis Muscifera480 grams
Meda – Litsea Glutinosa480 grams
Jeevanti (Jiwanti) – Leptadenia Reticulata480 grams
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus480 grams
Shara (Munja) – Saccharum Munja480 grams
Ikshu Mool (Sugarcane Plant Root) – Saccharum Officinarum480 grams
Darbha (Kush) – Desmostachya Bipinnata480 grams
Kasha Mool – Saccharum Spontaneum480 grams
Shali Mool (Asian Rice Plant Root) – Oryza Sativa480 grams
Water10 Times of above ingredients
PISHTI DRAVYA
Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula1000 Fruits
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica3000 Fruits
PRAKSHEP DRAVYA
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica192 grams
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum192 grams
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus Pluricaulis192 grams
Plava (Kevati Motha) – Cyperus Scariosus (?)192 grams
Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus192 grams
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes192 grams
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album192 grams
Agaru (Agarwood) – Aquilaria Agallocha192 grams
Yashtimadhu (Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra192 grams
Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa192 grams
Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus192 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea192 grams
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum192 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum192 grams
Misri – Sugar52.8 Kg
SNEHA DRAVYA
Til Tail – Sesame Oil6.144 Kg
Ghee – Clarified Butter9.216 Kg
OTHER INGREDIENTS
Shahad – Honey15.36 Kg
Reference: Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sansthana, Chapter 1, Rasayana, Pratham Brahma Rasayana, Verse 41 – 57
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Preparation Method

Take KWATH DRAVYA, PISHTI DRAVYA (Haritaki and Amla fresh fruits), and water. Make a decoction and reduce it to 10th part of the liquid. Now, filter the decoction and separate boiled Pishti Dravya (Haritaki and Amla fruits).

Now, crush Haritaki and Amla fruits to remove their seeds. Now, filter the fruit pulp through the cotton cloth to remove its hard fiber content.

Now, take filtered decoction in the big copper pan that can hold all ingredients. Add PISHTI DRAVYA (Haritaki and Amla pulp) and again boil the decoction.  Add fine powder of PRAKSHEP DRAVYA. Then add Misri powder and SNEHA DRAVYA (sesame oil and Ghee) in it.  Now, cook it until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency.

Now, remove it from heat. Leave it to cool naturally for several hours. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add honey (Shahad) in it and mix it well. Now, preserve Brahma Rasayana in food grade bottles.

Pharmacological Actions of Brahma Rasayana

Brahma Rasayana has following medicinal properties:

  • Potent Antioxidant
  • Rejuvenating
  • Neuroprotective
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Nootropic (cognitive enhancer)
  • Memory booster
  • Cardioprotective
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Anti-asthmatic

Dosha Karma

Brahma Rasayana helps to maintain a balance of all three Dosha (Tridosha) – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in the body.

Brahma Rasayana Indications

Brahma Rasayana is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Low retention power
  • Memory Loss
  • Mental fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Stress
  • Behavior disorders
  • Amnesia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hair Loss
  • Premature graying of hair
  • Skin aging
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Brahma Rasayana Uses & Benefits

Brahma Rasayana is a rejuvenating ayurvedic medicine. Its positive effects appear on the whole body. Generally, it improves functions of the brain and makes you a healthier person. It also provides the strength of the heart, lungs, stomach, intestine, and liver.

Brahma Rasayana enhances cognitive functions and improves memory

Brahma Rasayana is an excellent cognitive enhancer and memory booster. It positively improves mood and cognition. It increases cognitive performance, thinking and analytic skills, intelligence, and memory. It contains several nutrients like Vitamin C and bioflavonoids that exert potent antioxidant action in the body. In the brain, these antioxidants help to boost the natural cognitive functions and preserve the brain and its neurons from degeneration. Therefore, it is also a good supplement for people in old age. It prevents further deterioration of the cognitive functions in people suffering from amnesia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other disease characterized by neurological degeneration.

Brahma Rasayana Rejuvenates Immune System

A potent antioxidant action of several ingredients of Brahma Rasayana reduces oxidative stress in the body and increases non-specific immunity. It reduces susceptibility to the infectious diseases. Furthermore, it also alleviates inflammation occurring in the several pathological conditions. Overall, Brahma Rasayana supplementation helps to lower the occurrence of the diseases.

Headache & Migraine

Generally, low oxygen supply to the brain brings on the widening of the blood vessels that triggers a headache and migraine attacks. Hypoxemia of the brain likely to related with transient vasoconstriction, which causes rebound vasodilation resulting in pain.

Brahma Rasayana improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain, which helps to prevent attacks of a migraine and headache. It also modulates the functions of the neurons in the brain and prevents their abnormal over-activity. It calms the mind, soothes the nerves, reduces inflammation, and alleviates the pain.

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Brahma Rasayana Dosage

The dosage of Brahma Rasayana depends on your digestive capacity. It is taken on empty stomach in the early morning in the dosage that you can easily digest it and you do not lose your normal appetite. In most cases, the following dosage is easy to digest and it is not likely to reduce your intake of other foods that you eat normally as per your routine.

The general dosage of Brahma Rasayana is as follows.
Infants (Age: Up To 6 Months)500 mg
Infants (Age: 6 – 12 Months)1000 mg
Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)1 to 2.5 grams
Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)2.5 to 3.75 grams
Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)3.75 to 5 grams
Teenager (13 -19 yrs)5 to 7.5 grams
Adults (19 to 60 yrs)10 grams
Maximum Possible DosageAs per Digestive Capacity
Doses: 1 Dose per day
Best Time to Take: On empty stomach in the early morning
Adjuvant: Eat it without any adjuvant.

Side Effects of Brahma Rasayana

There are no side effects observed with Brahma Rasayana when it is used per your digestive capacity.

Brahma Rasayana during Pregnancy & Lactation

Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Brahma Rasayana during pregnancy.

Brahma Rasayana is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Brahma Rasayana in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

Brahma Rasayana Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Brahma Rasayana.

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