Ayas
Boosts Energy and Stamina, through effective
Herbo-minerals.

Ingredients

  • Iron
  • Haritaki
  • Bibhitaki
  • Amalaki

Iron

  • Introduction

    The word iron is derived from the Latin word “Ferrum”. The Siddha, Unani and Ayurvedic system of medicine have been using iron in different diseases from 2nd century BC. Iron supplements are used in all chronic diseases and iron deficiency anemia as diagnosed by modern medicine. Iron is the most highly utilized transition metal in human health. Iron is a noncontroversial metal for therapeutic use since centuries in east as well as west. (6)

    Common Name

    Loha

    Description

    Iron is known to Indians since ancient times, as in Vedic literature there are number of references to this metal. But during that period it was used for commercial purpose only. Ordinary iron is of light grey color and possesses a metallic lusture. Its dorsal surface put under microscope after proper cleaning looks granular. (6) Ayas contains processed iron which is micronized in nature. It is prepared by heated oxidation, repeated 64 times over a period of 8 months. The processed/micronized iron ensures easy absorption and quick results.

    Medicinal Uses

    Iron is an important element of the body and is involved in many physiological processes. Most of the iron is in the erythrocytes as hemoglobin and as proteins involved in the utilization of oxygen. Iron deficiency is the most prevalent single nutrient deficiency and is worldwide the most common cause of anemia. Non hematological manifestations of iron deficiency may give rise to unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, reduced physiological endurance, decreased cognitive performance and many more. (5) Iron depletion reduces metabolic pathways and increases glycolysis and lactate formation in order to compensate for the decrease in ATP (energy) production. Iron supplementation modulates the expression of the critical citric acid cycle enzyme aconitase via a translational mechanism involving iron regulatory proteins. Interestingly, iron also positively affects three other citric acid cycle enzymes, namely citrate synthase, isocitric dehydrogenase, and succinate dehydrogenase. Consequently, iron supplementation results in increased formation of reducing equivalents (NADH) by the citric acid cycle, and thus in increased mitochondrial oxygen consumption and ATP formation via oxidative phosphorylation. (4) Thus, iron is necessary for oxygenation and production of energy (1). Supplementation of Iron decreases the fatigue rapidly. (2)One study, conducted in 2012, found that fatigue levels decreased by 47•7 % in the iron treatment group and 28•8 % in the placebo group. (3)

Haritaki

  • Introduction

    The fruit of Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) has been used as traditional medicine against various human ailments in Ayurveda, Uanai and Homeopathic medicine. The fruit is one of the Ayurvedic herbs which is used for the adaptogenic/anti-stress potential. (7)The fruit of Terminalia chebula is consider as the "king of medicines" by Tibetans and second-to- none by ayurvedic apothecaries, and also held in high regard by other medicinal practitioners. (8)

    Common Name

    Black myroblans in English and Harad in Hindi. (8)

    Description

    Terminalia chebula is a medium- to large-sized tree distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia, including China and Tibet. This tree has short cylindric bole of 5-10 m length, 60-80 cm in diameter at breast height; crown rounded, with spreading branches; bark dark brown, usually longitudinally cracked with woody scales. Leaves are alternate or opposite, thin-coriaceous, ovate or elliptic-obovate. Flowers are in axillary 5-7 cm long spikes, simple or sometime branched, about 4 mm across, yellowish-white in color and unpleasantly scented. Fruits are obovoid or oblong-ellipsoid drupe, 2.5-5 cm long, yellow to orange-brown in color. (8)

    Medicinal Uses

    T. chebula exhibits anti-stress activity by increasing the stress tolerance. It increases succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) in the brain. This enzyme is responsible for utilization and conservation of energy in the cellular system of the organism, which helps adaptive processes during stress. The anti-stress activity of fruits of T. chebula extract of may be due to the presence of flavonoids, glycosides, tannins and polyphenols. (7)

Bibhitaki

  • Introduction

    Terminalia belerica. Roxb (TB) is growing widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and SE Asia. In the Traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, medicinal uses have been described as it is works in disease of every system. Glucoside, Tannins, Galliacid, Ellagicacid, Ethylgalate, Gallylglucose, Chebulanic acid are mainly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. It is used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and hepatoprotective agent. (10)

    Common Name

    Beleric Myrobalan in English, Bibhitaki in Sanskrit (10)

    Description

    The tree of Bibhitika is a large deciduous tree with a buttressed trunk and a thick brownish gray bark, attaining a height of between 20 and 30 meters. The leaves are crowded around the ends of the branches, alternately arranged, pubescent when young and become glabrous with maturity. The flowers are pale greenish yellow with an offensive odor, borne in axillary spikes longer than the petioles but shorter than leaves. The fruits are ovoid grey drupes, obscurely 5- angled, narrowed into a very short stalk. The dried fruit is used for medicinal purposes. (10)

    Medicinal Uses

    The fruit extract of T.bellerica is reported to be antioxidant, antipyretic, antiemetic, antiinflammatory, anthelmintic, antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal and analgesic. It is also a good brain tonic and is used as a rejuvenating drug. (9)

Amalaki

  • Introduction

    Amla which is known as Emblica officinalis is an Indian herb which is extensively used in ayurvedic system of medicine. Amla is a prestigious herb finds it mention in charak samhita as a rasayan. Rasayan is a thing that prevents aging and promotes longevity. It is believed by ayurvedic practitioners that if an individual regularly takes amla he can live up to an age of 100 without suffering from any type of ailments. The fruit is the richest source of Vitamin C. (11) Amla is the single most often mentioned herb in "Charak Samhita", the Ayurvedic medicine literature (500 BC). Amla is a wonder herb and one of the precious gifts of nature to humans. Amla is known as "Divya" and "Amrut" or Amrit Phala in Sanskrit, which literally means fruit of heaven or nectar fruit. (12)

    Common Name

    Indian Gooseberry, Amla. (11)

    Description

    Emblica officinalis , Amla is the medium size deciduous plant. It grows to the height of 8 -18 meter. It has a crooked trunk and spreading branches. Its flower is yellow greenish in color. The fruit is spherical pale yellow with six vertical furrows. The mature fruits are hard and do not fall for the gentle touch.The average weight of the fruit is 60 -70 g. It has a gray bark and reddish wood. Its leaves are feathery, linear oblong in shape and smell like lemon. Its wood is hard in texture. (11)

    Medicinal Uses

    The herb is a nutritive, rejuvenative, energy-promoting and disease-preventing tonic. (11) Charaka samhita mentioned amalaki as one of the most potent and nutritious herb. It also says “Amalaki is the best rejuvenative herb”, and specifically observed that amla is a great rasayana that helps to protect from disease and reduce the possibilities of premature ageing. Vitamin C present in E.officinalis is one of the main factors that can help to retrieve or refill the energy lost by body. (13)Amla-Berry increases energy and removes fatigue by supporting bodies’ functions and cleansing the blood and the micro channels of the body. (12) Amla has overall revitalizing effect on the body as it contains several nutrients and helps in preserving the stamina in aged people. It tones up the functions of all the organs of the body and builds up health by destroying the heterogeneous or harmful and disease causes elements. (11) It supports regeneration of cells by replacing tired old cells with vital, new ones. Amla-Berry is effective broad spectrum antioxidant and free radical scavenger which helps to reduce the disease and slow the aging process. (12)Amla has low molecular weight hydrolysable tannins (Emblicanin A and Emblicanin B, punigluconin) thereby it is considered as one of the stronger antioxidant herb in ayurveda. (13) Multiple studies have shown amalaki significantly increase the white blood cell counts, red blood cell count and other measures of strengthened immunity.(11)

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