Consumption of herbal rasayana preparations is known as Aushadha rasayana. One can reap the benefits of rasayana therapy by regularly consuming Aushadha rasayana. Drakshadi Rasayana is one such herbal rasayana preparation.
Drakshadi rasayana contains draksha (grapes or Vitis Vinifera) , amla or amalaki (Indian gooseberry or Emblica officinalis ), Honey, Ginger, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra or madhuyashti), sugar , long pepper and ghee
Grapes: Grapes act as body coolant. They boosts memory power and act as a brain tonic. They help to relive constipation and promote digestion. These berries act as cardiac tonic and increase blood hemoglobin. Grapes are known to balance rakta (blood) and pitta. Hence they are very useful in gout and allergies. They strengthen the lungs and help in patients who are recuperating from tuberculosis, bronchitis and asthma. Grapes help in cystitis and burning micturition as they sooth the inner layers of bladder and act as diuretic. Fertility of men and women increases with the regular consumption of these berries. They strengthen the female reproductive system and increase the sperm count and sperm motility. Grapes play an important role in boosting immunity of skin and thus protecting it from various skin disorders.
Amalaki or amla (Indian gooseberry or Emblica officnalis): Amla or amalaki balances tridoshas. It strengthens hair follicles and rejuvenates skin on scalp. Regular consumption of this fruit boosts immunity of skin and prevents outbreak of acne and pimples. It reduces burning sensation of eyes, enhances memory, strengthens nervous system, normalizes digestion, reduces acidity, rejuvenates liver and relieves constipation. It acts as good cardiac tonic and helps to increase hemoglobin level in blood. Amla acts as an aphrodisiac and increases sperm count and sperm motility. It rejuvenates male reproductive system. This berry soothes burning sensation of urinary tract and very useful in cystitis and burning micturition.
Honey: This ingredient acts as an instant energizer, as sugars in honey are quickly absorbed by digestive system. Due to its hygroscopic properties it helps in quick healing of wounds and growth of healing tissue. It is very useful in bed wetting disorders. It rejuvenates damaged skin and acts as antioxidant. Honey boosts body immunity as it increases number of white blood cells. It is known as Yogavahi as it penetrates the deeper tissues. Its addition in herbal preparations helps to enhance the medicinal properties of herbs and help these herbs to reach the deeper tissues.
Thus the medicinal properties of the above ingredients have made Drakshadi Rasayana useful in many conditions like
Anemia: The precious ingredients like grapes, amla and honey help to nourish blood and help in anemia.
Indigestion: Drakshadi rasayana helps in promoting digestion and increasing appetite.
Acidity: Amla and grapes are known to reduce acidity. Thus drakshadi rasayana helps to reduce acidity and flatulence. It also help to reduce vomiting sensation and nausea.,
Asthma, Tuberculosis,Bronchitis and cough: Drakshadi rasayana boost immunity of lungs. It strengthens the lungs, boosts immunity and nourishes blood. All these facts together help patients who are recuperating from Asthma, Tuberculosis, Bronchitis and cough. It also prevents further damages due to repeated infection of respiratory system.
It is very useful in pregnancy and acts as a fetal nourisher. It helps to prevent miscarriages and abortions. Drakshadi rasayana reduces acidity and vomiting.