ANTI-AGING EFFECT OF AMALAKI RASAYANA IN HEALTHY ELDERLY SUBJECTS

Sushant S Bargale, Dr. Shashirekha H. K., Dr. Umapati C. Baragi

Abstract


Background: Aging is the accumulation of changes in a person over time. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. The increasing number of the aged (≥60 years) in the present scenario signifies a new outlook for our reflection. Populations worldwide are ageing. In present era, medical science deals exclusively with the problem of ageing and the diseases of the elderly. Ayurveda is basically the science of life and longevity. It presents a good concept of ageing, process of delaying the ageing and its management. Amalaki Rasayana consist of rich of vitamin C, both ascorbic acid and its oxidized product dehydroascrobic acid are biological active, active vitamin C includes promotion of non heam absorption.

Aims and objectives: To evaluate the effect of amalaki rasayana in healthy elderly person.

Methods and materials: The clinical study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of amalaki rasayana in subjects above 60 yr to 75 yrs. These subjects were divided in to two group A and B in 15 each. Person were given placebo capsule 60 days in group A and amalaki rasayana in the dose 10 gm once in a day for 60 days  in group B and effect was evaluated on pre-test and post-test design.

Results: Statistically significant (p<0.01) results were seen in subjective symptoms like physical disability, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, grasping power, loss of appetite, constipation,  flabbiness of joint etc.

Conclusion: The trial drug amalaki rasayana along with milk has shown highly significant result in treating symptoms like insomnia, constipation, digestive weakness and hemoglobin percentage. Hence amalaki rasayana along with milk is very effective in treating ageing ailments. 


Keywords


Amalaki, Rasayana, Rejuvination, Anti-aging therapy, Jara, Ageing, Phyllanthus emblica Linn.

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