Brahma Rasayana: Benefits, Dose, Usage, Side Effects

There are many Ayurvedic herbal products explained for natural rejuvenation. Among them, Brahma rasayana stands as the choicest natural remedy for chronic stress and tiredness. It is a herbal jam preparation (similar to chyawanprash).


This herbal recipe has been prescribed by Lord Brahma. It rejuvenates the body and fights against tiredness, fatigue, early grey hairs, wrinkling (Skin rejuvenation and hair rejuvenation). It is the best anti ageing formula.  It also improves intelligence, memory and immune power.
– It is a good natural rejuvenating anti ageing formula
– It helps to fight tiredness, fatigue, stress and ageing.
It is used in treating hair fall.

Is it good to balance Vata Dosha?

Brahma Rasayana is primarily an anti aging medicine. The process of aging, loss of strength, looseness of teeth, weakness of joints, degeneration of bones, laxity of muscles etc. occurs due to the gradual aggravation of Vata Dosha, due to aging. Hence, Brahma Rasayana definitely balances Vata Dosha.


10 grams in the morning with half a glass of warm milk or warm water, half an hour before breakfast.
Ideal time is before breakfast. But if you forgot taking it, or if you are feeling heart burn, burning sensation in stomach, you can take it 20-30 minutes after food.
If you are taking other Ayurvedic medicines before food, then you can take them along with Brahma Rasayana, however, check with your doctor for compatibility.

Is it useful in high cholesterol?
In a dose of 1 teaspoon per day, it can be useful in lowering bad cholesterol. This action is due to ingredients like Acorus calamus, Amla, turmeric, long pepper, and Vidanga – Embelia ribes.

Brahma Rasayana along with Chyawanprash?
Both are very good anti aging Rasayana medicines. But both are not required together.
Read: Difference Between Chyawanprash And Brahma Rasayan


Key ingredients:
Shankhapushpi (Clitoria ternatea), Vacha (Acorus calamus) – Excellent memory enhancer, improves speaking capability
Amla (Indian gooseberry) – Excellent rejuvenator and anti oxidant.
Dashamoola, Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elttaria cardamomum)  Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – improves strength of respiratory system
Guduchi (Indian tinospora) – Powerful immunomodulator herb
Shatavari (Asperagus racemosus) – good for male and female reproductive systems and for gastric complaints.
Haridra  – highly recommended anti allergic agent. Good for skin, lungs and fights against cancer.
Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Usheera (Vetivaria zizanioides) – cleanses and rejuvenates kidneys and bladder.
Bala  – improves physical and mental strength,
Vidanga – Embelia ribes- fights against toxins and micro organisms like bacteria
Along with these, Brahma rasayana also contains Bimbi (coccinea indica – fights against fever), Jivanti (Holostemma annulare – a rejuvenator), yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) etc add to the medicinal value of the product.

Total list of ingredients of Brahma Rasayan

  • Pathya – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula – 1000 fruits
  • Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.  – 3000 fruits
  • 480 g coarse powder of each of
  • Bilwa – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
  • Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  • Gambhari – Coomb Teak (root) – Gmelina arboera
  • Patala – Trumpet (root) – Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Agnimantha – Premna corymbosa (Burm.f) Merr
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prishniparni – Uraria picta
  • Brihati – Indian Nightshade (root) – Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari – Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) – Solanum xanthcarpum
  • Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
  • Punarnava – Spreading Hogweed – Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Eranda – Castor – Ricinus communis
  • Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis / Vigna radiata
  • Mudgaparni – Green gram – Phaseolus trilobus
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus root
  • Meda – Litsea monopetala
  • Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
  • Jivaka –  Malaxis acuminata
  • Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard / Mimusoops hexandra Roxb.
  • Shali – Rice – Oryza sativa
  • Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Shara – Serratophyllum submersom
  • Darbha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Ikshu – Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum
  • Water for decoction – 120 litres, boiled and reduced to 12 litres, filtered.
  • 192 g of fine powder of each of –
  • Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
  • Rajani  – Turmeric (rhizome) – Curcuma longa
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
  • Mandukaparni – Gotu Kola – Centella asiatica
  • Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
  • Shankhapushpi – Clitoria ternatea
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Plava – Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
  • Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
  • Sitopala – Sugar candy – 48 kg
  • Sarpi – Cow ghee – 9.219 kg
  • Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 6.144 kg
  • Kshaudra – Honey – 15.360 kg

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Uttarasthana, 39/15-23

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Clinical studies

Experimental and clinical study reports on Brahma Rasayana –
1. Studies in mice has demonstrated Brahma rasayana enhances the proliferation of spleen and marrow cells, humoral immunity, tumor cell killing activities. (Kumar, Kuttan & Kuttan 1999 a & b)
2. Administration of BR (Brahma Rasayana) accelerated the recovery of the haemopoetic system as seen by a rapid rise in total leukocytes. Both lymphocytes and neutrophils were significantly increased by Rasayana treatment.

3. Brahma rasayana inhibited methylcholanthrene induced sarcoma development.

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Side effects

There are no known side effects with this medicine.
It is best avoided in diabetic patients. However, low dose of 5 grams a day is often prescribed for diabetic people with well controlled blood sugar levels.
Consult your doctor for its administration during pregnancy.
It can be given to lactating mothers and to children in lower doses of 5 grams per day.
Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach and sight of children.

Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, AVN Ayurveda Formulations, Pvt. Ltd.
Dabur, Nagarjuna – Brahma Rasaayanam
Sri Sri Tattva

Can it be used by a cardiac patient?
Depends on the nature of disease. It is known to reduce cholesterol. Please check with your doctor.


Shloka describing Brahm Rasayan benefits – 
Brahmanaa vihitam dhanyamidam praashya rasaayanam ||
Tandraa shramaklama vali palitaamaya varjitaaha |
Medhaasmrutibalopetaa babdhoovuramitaayushaha ||
– Ashtanga Hrudaya Uttara sthana – 39/22-23.

Right form of Brahma Rasayana
Three months ago, I started taking Brahma rasayana. It was semi solid and the taste was good. Now I have bought the same rasayanam from a different company and the rasayanam is solid like a rock. Should I use this or not? I have doubts about this rasayanam. To be more precise I need to know how a rasayanam will be solid or semi-solid.

Ideally, this should have semi solid consistency. The Brahma Rasayanam or any other Avaleha for that matter becomes semi-solid or solid, based on the amount of heat it is subjected to while preparing.

When the sweetening agent – jaggery /sugar candy etc. is heated along with Kashayam (herbal decoctions), the heating should be stopped at the precise moment to give the lehyam a semisolid consistency. If the heating is further continued, the mass becomes more solid than liquid.

Traditional medicines such as Brahma rasayana, chyawanprash, Dashamoolarishta etc. are available from different manufacturers.

If you find one manufacturing company product to be good, stick on to that company only, for that product.

Similarly, in the present case, it is better to go back to the previous manufacturer who was manufacturing semisolid Brahma rasayana.


An experimental research study was conducted on   C57BL/6 mice with Brahma rasayana to study its effect on lung cancer management.

Simultaneous oral administration (50 mg/animal/dose) of Brahma Rasayana (BR) and Aswagandha Rasayana (AR) significantly reduced the lung tumour nodule formation by 71.28% (P < 0.001) and 55.6% (P < 0.001), respectively. 

Menon LG, Kuttan R, Kuttan G. Effect of rasayanas in the inhibition of lung metastasis induced by B16F-10 melanoma cells. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 1997 Dec;16(4):365-8. PMID: 9505206.

60 comments on “Brahma Rasayana: Benefits, Dose, Usage, Side Effects

  • Pardeep M Bhatia

    04/06/2011 - 1:18 pm

    A wonderful wonder drug from Ayurveda. My personal experience tells that it can repair even bone remodeling, useful in pain management, heart disease, could possibly be useful for a number of cancers such as osteosarcoma since my own TMJ seem to be cured.

    Ideally I would like to coming congressional congress but I myself have not reached there yet, so for now it is simply a a grateful and respectful thanks to the Indian Ayurveda and our great old Rishis. After all ” old is Gold several times” in human history.

    Pardeep M Bhatia, Farmington, CT, USA.

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    • piyushptrivedi

      07/11/2013 - 6:00 pm

      I use Gita Bhavan’s Brahma Rasayana. Its a not for profit organisation at Rishikesh and a branch of world famous Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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  • Krishnamurthi

    22/07/2011 - 7:55 am

    Excellent ayurveda drug and people who are at their 82nd year like me are assured of total perfect health. It is my personal experience. This can be safely administered from children to the senior citizens. –Krishnamurthi

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  • shajukalarickal

    23/08/2011 - 1:53 pm

    its a wonder rasayana…..thanks for our ancient physicians

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  • suryakrishnamurthi

    23/08/2011 - 7:54 pm

    this has helped me to come over problems of memory and at my age 81 I feel very best health in day to day life.Krishnamurthi

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    • B H Gowda

      09/04/2015 - 10:07 pm

      Hi , Kindly tell me which brand do you use ? Is it good for diabetic patient

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  • pushkar

    04/09/2011 - 11:19 am

    i feel more energetic and active. the results are really good

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  • Nihar Kant

    29/09/2011 - 4:36 pm

    I purchased Kottkal brand, but the composition is different which is mentioned over here. Please let me know why so.


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  • kamaljit singh

    01/11/2011 - 4:24 pm

    Dear Dr. J V Hebbar,

    I read your book on herbs which can be used daily. It effected me positively. Also i am grateful for your blog and responses to queries.

    kamaljit singh

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  • indra

    26/06/2012 - 10:56 am

    what is the diffrence between Brahma rasyan and Chywan prasa? why do we need to brahma rasyan or chywan prasa if both are giving same benefits?Brahma rasyan is not suitable for youth ?so can we have brahma rasyan and chywan prasa take dose as morning and evng(C.P) will you suggest both?As you know that Brhama rasayan is less avialbility in market

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  • subodh

    13/07/2012 - 4:15 pm

    subodh dhond says
    Dear Dr J v hebbar ,

    I am taking Dabur chavanprash in canada , but I dont see any other products or ayurvedic store in canada but i see natural products which are too expensive, Is there is restriction for importin ayurvedic products do you whre i can check policies in canda about importin ayurvedic medicine


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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      13/07/2012 - 10:00 pm

      Dear sir, You can get most of the herbal and Ayurveda products from USA, online. But you will need to pay minor importing taxes, that way.
      Health Canada rules are quite stringent. read more here –

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  • goutham krishna

    18/09/2012 - 4:51 pm

    please let me know the side effects if any from this medicine, as my grand father is using it for stage-4 papillary thyroid carsinoma with mets near lumbar l4 and l5 region and also near chest and also lymphonodes are affected.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      26/09/2012 - 3:20 pm

      I hope your grand father is using this medicine under medical supervision. There are no known side effects with this medicine.
      But it may increase blood sugar levels, since it contains sugar.

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  • Ram

    13/12/2012 - 12:54 am

    What is the different between Brahma Rasayana of the Charaka Samhita and Ashtangahridayam text

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/12/2012 - 5:57 am

      There are a few more ingredients in Charaka Samhita. The manufacturing and indications in both are quite similar.

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  • Prajakt Rawte

    25/12/2012 - 8:56 am

    Good morning doctor!!
    I have been having Bramha Rasayan since past 2 months. Everytime I go to buy new bottle, I get a different brand. First I got was from Vaidyaraj Oushadhsala, Thrissur, Kerala, then all of them were from Nagarjuna, Ahmadabad. Which is the best brand? The one from Nagarjuna contains more gooseberry than the other one, I think. Kindly advise.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      25/12/2012 - 8:35 pm

      It is better to buy one particular medicine from one particular brand, when aiming for long term use. Try to buy online.
      Brahma rasayan formula is universal and the same. Hence, it can not be said that Nagarjuna contains more gooseberry.
      Both Vaidyarathnam and Nagarjuna are quite good and reputed brands.

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  • Tarun

    01/10/2013 - 5:54 pm

    Sir the list of ingredients that u have listed for Brahma Rasayana is from Ashtang Hridayam or from any other source.

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  • DK

    10/10/2013 - 7:40 am

    Is Brahma Rasayana good medicine for anxiety and panic attacks? I suddenly started getting feelings of severe anxiousness, stress, panic and depression a few months back. I went to the local doctor, no physical problems were found. I don’t want to take anti-depressants. We have some Brahma rasayana at home and I have been taking it every now and again. Please advise.


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  • Srilakshmi

    17/02/2014 - 10:03 am

    Great article doctor.Thanks for a very good explanation

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/02/2014 - 9:42 pm

      Welcome. I am glad you found the article useful.

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  • Arthas

    04/03/2014 - 9:44 pm

    Nicely written Sir. I visited a Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala recently for my hairloss problem and the Doctor prescribed 1 Tbsp Brahmarasayanam & 1 Pravala Bhasmam capsule before bed. Should I take Brahmarasayanam before sleep or 1st thing in the morning?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/06/2014 - 3:51 pm

      Hi, you need to take Brahma Rasayanam and Pravala Bhasmam capsule together at night, after food.

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  • Jan

    19/09/2014 - 12:42 pm

    Namaste Sir !

    Which is the best rasayana to be used daily for common cold, cough problems, hyperactivity, greying and falling hair and wrinkless, spending a lot of energy and too much thinking…

    I made panchakarma 3x times in India and doctors recommend me first time narasimha rasayana, second time brahma rasayana and now bhargava prokta rasayana. Now I had problems with vata/kapha and rasa dhatus…

    I like all of them I just want to take one for longer time, which one could be or is it possible to combine them too?

    Thanks for help

    With regards Jan

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/09/2014 - 4:56 pm

      Asking the three I would choose Brahma rasayana

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  • rohit

    25/03/2015 - 11:20 pm

    Hello sir,
    I am very slim. Can this brahma rasayana help to gain some weight? Otherwise suggest a medicine.

    Thanks and regards

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      23/05/2015 - 7:23 am

      In a slightly higher dose of 1 tablespoon per day, with milk, it can improve weight.

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  • Jen

    22/05/2015 - 3:12 am

    Hello Sir, and are mental illnesses or hysteria contreindications for brahma rasayana? and what is the best medicine in ayurveda in case of psycological trauma or physical and mental exhaustion?

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  • Dee

    01/09/2015 - 12:25 pm

    Would it be okay to apply it to the skin externally while pregnant i.e as a face pack for anti aging once or twice a week? Thank you!

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      02/09/2015 - 12:22 pm

      Brahma Rasayan is not used externally. It is meant for oral intake only.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    01/10/2015 - 10:44 pm

    Brahma Rasyana will help you in hair loss, thin hair and skin problems.

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  • Rajiv Skndr

    29/11/2015 - 2:16 pm

    Dear, Sir,
    Could you plz suggest me the best brands of Braham Rasayan Available in Delhi.

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  • Koshy mathew

    22/02/2016 - 6:26 am

    I have some gastro problems, like loss of appitite, some weight pressing effect in my chest,Not clear motion , that is tight,physically other test are clear Sir which ayurvedic medicines are suitable?

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      10/03/2016 - 3:54 pm

      Sir, Do take Triphala churna 1/2 tsp regularly to remove the constipation. It should be taken with lukewarm water before going to bed. All of your symptoms will reduce.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    25/03/2016 - 1:41 pm

    Please consult a good doctor at Alva;s Ayurveda medical college Hosptial, Vidyagiri.

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  • Justin

    05/04/2016 - 1:13 am

    I like the Kottakkal Brahma Rasayan. Another quality product from AVS Kottakkal Kerala. 🙂

    Must try their Chyawanprasham next.

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  • Samskar Ebyaha

    17/04/2016 - 10:12 pm

    Any idea if Kotakal uses chemical preservatives like Sodium Benzoate in Brahmarasayan?

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  • Shivam

    23/04/2016 - 1:49 am

    But doesn’t it differ from what is mentioned by Charak i.e., ‘pancha panchamoola’?

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    25/04/2016 - 11:07 pm

    It can be taken for a period of 3 – 4 months, as per your doctor’s advice.

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  • Sudeesh Subramanian

    03/05/2016 - 10:43 am

    Hi Doctor,
    Great article. I’m 29 and have a doubt. Does taking Brahmarasayana and green tea in the morning will have any interference with each other? Will they cancel the benefits. I’m having green tea first thing in the morning and Rasayana before breakfast. What do you think is appropriate time to have it?
    Thanks 🙂

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      30/05/2016 - 3:01 pm

      Brahma rasayan and green tea would not interfere.
      They will not cancel benefits.
      You can take green tea before food and B. Rasayan after food.

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  • Shivakumar A V

    14/06/2016 - 9:13 am

    Hi Doctor,

    Appreciating you for maintaining this website with valuable information.

    Is there any problem if I take Brahma Rasayan (1 tsp before breakfast) and Ajaswagandhadi Lehyam (1 tsp after breakfast) same time for benefits of both medicines.


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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/06/2016 - 11:17 am

      NO problem if both are taken together. COnsider having a cup of cow milk after that.

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  • Lori

    20/07/2016 - 6:29 am

    Where do I find Brahma Rasayanna in the U.S.A?

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  • Raj

    01/08/2016 - 11:17 pm

    Most of my hairs turn white. can Brahma Rasayana (Dabur) helps me?

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  • Raj Sekhar

    02/11/2016 - 10:34 pm

    Doctor, do you think that narasimha and brahma rasayana from A.V.S Kottakal contain too much sugar?

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  • Sgsg

    04/11/2016 - 8:41 pm

    I was suggested vilwadi kutiga along with brahma rasayan for one month will the combination of both help?

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  • Arun

    06/11/2016 - 11:13 am

    Dabur has come out with Chyawanprakash for diabetics. Himalaya sells Chyawanprash in dry granular form for those who don’t like it as a sweet jam (get vomiting sensation).
    Do you know of a Co. selling Brahma Rasayana in dry granular form? And can Brahma Rasayana be taken by people over 80 yrs. for improving memory and insomnia?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      06/11/2016 - 9:53 pm

      Brahma Rasayana can be given for people over 80 years for memory and insomnia. But I do not know of any company manufacturing sugarless version of it.

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  • Kamal

    01/01/2017 - 8:41 pm

    Dear Dr.,

    I am quite slim, vatta-pitta type and having bronchitis(productive cough), acid re flux with low appetite. I am looking for weight gain.Out of Brahma Rasayana ,Vidaryadi Leham and Chyawanprash which one is easily digestible(rather appetite increasing) , non mucus producer and yet better for Weight Gain? Or do you recommend any other leham or medicine? Please suggest.

    Thank you.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    20/03/2017 - 8:18 am

    If diabetes is under full control then he can take it.
    Hypertension patient can take it.

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  • Sandeep Bhatia

    25/03/2017 - 10:45 am

    Is Brahma Rasayan helpful in amunity improvement.My son is 24 he often gets sinus sore thort and bulgum doesn’t come out and put pressure on ears.Please advice.Thanks

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  • Aman

    20/04/2017 - 9:54 am

    hi sir my all hair and beared color is turning white fastly in mid 30s can bhram rasayan stop grey hair or beared

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  • P.V pdessai

    20/04/2017 - 2:44 pm

    Sir, my prakruti is kaphapradhana pittanubandhi. Which rasayana is best to promote health?

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  • KC

    18/06/2017 - 12:15 am

    I have been giving Brahmi Rasayan to my kid, Boy 3yrs, for past one year regularly. 1tsp in milk, first thing in the morning. He has ADHD symptoms. Is it safe to continue giving.

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  • Poonam

    05/07/2017 - 1:05 pm

    I have been giving Sri Sri Brahma Rasayan to my son, 9yrs 6 months, for past one week regularly. 1tsp with milk, first thing in the morning. He has very low concentration. He is in 5th standard and he is finding very difficult to concentrate in his studies and other activities otherwise he is very active child. Is it safe to continue giving him. Please help.

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  • Acharya,Ram shashtri

    21/09/2022 - 4:55 pm

    Brahama Rasayana is realy effective to those who are effected from corona.
    This should be for all global people.
    Nagarjuna company is best .

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