CONCEPT OF CHARAKOKTA MEDHYARASAYANAS IN AGE RELATED MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT (MCI)

  • Mahajan Madhavi Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, College of Ayurveda, BV University, Pune, Maharashtra
  • *Parauha Saurabh Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, College of Ayurveda, BV University, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Sawale Surekha MD Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, College of Ayurveda, BV University, Pune, Maharashtra
Keywords: Aging brain, Jara, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Medhya Rasayana.

Abstract

Life expectancy has increased as a result of advancement in medical science. As a result the number of elderly in the population is also greater than ever and there is a need to tackle their problems. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is one of the most common clinical manifestations affecting the elderly population. This is a transitional stage between the cognitive decline of normal ageing and the more serious decline in dementia. Timely intervention is awfully important in these cases as they are at a high risk of developing dementia. According to Sarangadhara Acharya, Medha (grasping and retention power) deteriorates after the fourth decade of life and this may be considered as a warning signal for further Smriti (memory) and Buddhi (intellect) deterioration, in the successive years. Ayurveda has a major role to play in this arena. The 'Medhya Rasayanas' are known to be beneficial to improve the intellectual e.g., Mandukparni Swaras, Yashtimadhu Churna with Ksheer, Guduchi Swaras, and Shankhapushpi Kalka. Medhya Rasayana drugs are used for prevention and treatment of mental disorders of all the age groups. These drugs promote the Intellect (Dhi) Retention power (Dhriti), Memory (Smriti). This review discusses about Medhya Rasayanas as a great player for prevention and management of age related cognitive decline.

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Published
2019-12-25
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Mahajan Madhavi, *Parauha Saurabh, & Surekha, S. (2019). CONCEPT OF CHARAKOKTA MEDHYARASAYANAS IN AGE RELATED MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT (MCI). International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 7(11), 47-53. Retrieved from https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1333
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