Aging is a series of processes which includes progressive physiological changes in an organism due to direct damage, accumulation of a wide variety of molecular and cellular waste, imperfect repairs as well as the responses to them or a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity of a person due to which he/she may suffer from diseases, unhealthy skin and hair condition as well can lead to untimely death.
The most common effect of aging can be seen in circulation is the changes that occur within our arteries and veins. They lose their natural strength and softness creating increased pressure within the vessels increasing the risk for stroke and coronary artery disease.
As per Ayurveda after 40 years Vata dosha starts aggravating which leads to a lot of dryness in the body . After 40 degenerative changes start in the body.
Symptoms are- skin dryness, dry eyes, eroded cartilage, vertebral disks, loss of fluids from our joints or depleted bones.The movement of food through the digestive system becomes slower leading to bloating, constipation or heartburn.Within our mind, Vata imbalance creates worry and anxiety.
Remedies to Delay Ageing
Following a diet pattern that is appropriate for your mind-body constitution is the first step in reducing ageing.
Avoid the provocative causes of Kshaya (degeneration) and Vata imbalance like excessive physical and mental work
Regular cleansing procedures like Panchkarma and regular fasting routine in Ayurveda are also one of the popular detoxification processes.
Adapting yoga and pranayam can serve the purpose by serving as an excellent preventive measure.
Some rasayana herbs can be implemented in regular use for rejuvenation, the aim of these Rasayana herbs is to improve the body’s own mechanism of repair and detoxification thereby maintaining body’s immunity, circulation, mobility along with balanced cognitive functions.
Herbs delay ageing process :
Guduchi (Giloy) – 1 Tab after lunch and 1 tab after dinner with lukewarm water .
Triphala – Take 5 gms Triphala at night with warm water
Brahmi – Tame 2 cap / tab at bed time with lukewarm water
Amalaki – Take 5 gms of Amla powder once in a day
Ashwagandha – Take 5 gms Ashwagandha Powder with lukewarm water/milk once a day
All these rasayan’s can reduce the symptoms of ageing by regenerating body cells as they are full of antioxidants which inhibit the growth of free radicals in the body which damages cells thus helping in reduction in the signs of ageing.