Review article on the role of ayurveda in enhancing the intellectual power

BrahmDutt Sharma., DurgeshNandini Sharma and Rajdeep Joshi

In present generation, especially students are known to be associated with considerable burden of studies which causes depression and failure in exams leads them for suicides, otherwise poor quality of life. Therefore, they wants to improve their intellectual power. It has become a major student health problem today. Ayurveda is an ancient system of traditional medicine prevalent in India. The 'Medhya Rasayanas' in Ayurveda Samhitas are known to be beneficial to improve the intellectual power e.g., Mandukparni Swaras, Yashtimadhu Churna with Ksheer, Guduchi Swaras, and Shankhapushpi Kalka. These drugs are used for all the age groups but it is most effective for enhancing the memory of infants. These drugs promote the Intellect (Dhi), Retention power (Dhriti), memory (Smriti). Unfortunately modern medicine based drugs have limited success in enhancing the intellectual power. This review discusses about Role of Ayurvedic Medhya Rasayanas as a great player for enhancing the intellectual power or memmory.

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