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Rasna: Pluchea lanceolata

Delays the signs of ageing
Useful in management of all metabolic disorders
Valued highly in management of all Vata diseases i.e. the diseases with nervous system involvement
Useful in management of skin diseases
Useful in management of respiratory discomfort, edematous conditions, chronic fever and toxicities

Common Name:
Rasna

Sanskrit Name:

  • Rasna- Means 'a plant having tongue (Rasana) shaped leaves' or
  • One that increases Rasa etc. all the Dhatus (Nutritive tissues) or
  • The plant which is enjoyed by the Vata (Diseases involving nervous system) patients
  • Yukta- Means which can be used in different diseases
  • Surabhi/ Sugandha- Having a pleasant smell
  • Elaparni- Means its leaves are like those of Ela (Cardamom)

Lt. Name:
Pluchea lanceolata- Compositae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste)- Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Characteristics)- Guru (Heavy)
  • Veerya (Potency)- Ushna (Warm)
  • Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Katu (Pungent)
  • Prabhava (Special action for which there is no explanation how it happens)- Vishaghna (Very good anti toxic herb)

Effect of  Rasna on Tridoshas:
Rasna pacifies Vata and Kapha i.e. it is useful in management of diseases resulting from aggravated Vata/ Kapha or both. It is said to be the best Vata pacifier herb.

Therapeutic Uses of Rasna in Ayurveda:

  • Vaya sthapana- Rasna delays the signs of aging
  • Aam pachani- Rasna  is useful in management of all metabolic disorders
  • Sidhma hrit- Rasna  is useful in management of skin diseases
  • Vata hara- Rasna is valued highly in management of all Vata diseases i.e. the diseases with nervous system involvement
  • Anuvasanopaga- Rasna adds up in effect of Anuvasana Vasti (Therapeutic enema with oil as the major constituent)

Besides all this, Rasna is also useful in management of respiratory discomfort, edematous conditions, chronic fever and toxicities.


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Rasna Powder 2 oz
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Useful part of Rasna:
Leaves

Doses of Rasna:
Powder- 3-6 gm; Decoction- 50-100 ml

Some combinations with Rasna:
Rasnadi kwatha; Rasnadi tail; Rasnadi ghruta

Some important notes about Rasna:

  • Charaka considered Rasna as the best medicament for pacifying Vata, the sensory and the motor regulator of the body.
  • Rasna is warm in nature; because of it body mask of Rasna along with Aguru (Aquilaria agallocha) is very useful in conditions resulting from long stay in cold.


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