International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Ayurveda | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 4.4 / 10

Immunomodulation by Rasayana Therapy

Alpana Majumder

Abstract: The word "Immunity" refers to the body's ability to prevent the invasion of pathogens1, which prevents body from disease causing pathogens like virus, Bacteria etc. In Ayurveda, it is termed as 'Vyadhikhamatwa' or 'Oja' or 'Bala'. In these uncertain days, people are suffering from various kinds of diseases due to poor immunity. Here Ayurveda shows its beauty to enhance immunity and prevent diseases by Rasayan therapy. Rasayana therapy is most popular from the time of Charaka. It has very significant role in kayachikitsa. The word 'Rasayana' made up of two words; 'Rasa' and 'Ayana'. 'Rasa' means 'nutrition' and 'Ayana' means 'transportation in the body'. So, Rasayana defines transportation of nutrients to the body's tissue. The primary fact of Rasayana is nutrition. Rasa is concerned with the conversion, transformation, and regeneration of energy throughout the therapeutic process. Rasa feeds the body, strengthens the immune system, and promotes physical and mental wellness. It is appropriate here to explore the concept of immunity in the ancient science of life that offers a holistic approach regarding immunotherapy. Rasayana therapy can be given to children, middle-aged and elderly to achieve longevity, memory, intelligence, youthfulness, excellence of lusture, complexion, etc. Rasayana therapy helps to build up strong immune system or maintain homeostasis in the immune system prevents body from any disease or resists a developed disease, i. e called Vyadhikhamatwa or Immunity.

Keywords: Rasayana therapy, Immunity, Vyadhikhamatwa, Oja, Bala, Slesma, Immunomodulation, Innate immunity

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 1415 - 1418

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