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Rasayanas
"Rasayana" is Sanskrit term for the body of knowledge developed by ancient sages that covers the subtle essences of nutrients that rejuvenate and restore various organ systems of our bodies. One could say that "rasa" is the illusive fountain of youth or alchemical substance found in certain herbs and foods that have the power to regenerate. In theory, all rasayanas are tonifying and none have either side effects or risks of overdosing. All are believed to enhance clarity, memory, and longevity. Rasayanas might be preserved in ghee or honey, and they rely on a small number of highly revered extraordinary herbs: amla, ashwagandha, guduchi, shatavari, tulsi, and some 15-30 more.


Amalaki, 90 tablets, 500 mg.

Amalaki or amla is a tropical gooseberry that is one of the richest, if not the richest, natural source of stable vitamin C in the world. It is the foundation of the famous rejuvenation and longevity tonic, Chyawanprash, as well as the intestinal cleansing formula with three fruits: triphala. It is used to remove excess pitta and kindle natural digestive fire, agni. It is a fine antioxidant and is nourishing to the tissues, especially to the eyes, blood, hair, skin, and bones.

Ingredients: certified organic Emblica officinalis fruit.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Amla Extract made from wildcrafted Indian gooseberries.

Amla Extract, 2 oz.

Amla is a tropical gooseberry and one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It is the main ingredient in many formulas including the two best-selling formulations in history: the rejuvenative jam Chyawanprash and the cleansing formula Triphala. Amla is a superb antioxidant. It is also radioprotective, antitumoral, and analgesic. It is cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and immune enhancing. Our amalaki is extracted from wildcrafted plants.

For pdf on Amla, click here.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: organically grown Emblica officinalis fruit extract, 1:4, in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Ashwagandha Extract, 2 oz.

Ashwagandha holds a premier place in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It is both a rasayana herb, meaning one that aids the quality of life and longevity, as well as an adaptogen, an herb that improves our ability to cope with stress. This herb has a multitude of uses but to understand how research of prized Indian herbs is conducted, it is useful to consider how well an herb protects the patient from damaging changes when exposed to chemical, metallic, or radioactive hazards and how successfully the herb protects against free radicals. Ashwagandha is very high on the list of such valuable herbs, but it is most often used to improve male potency and endurance.

For pdf on Ashwagandha, click here.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:2 extract of organic Withania somnifera in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Ashwagandha, Ayurvedic Male Potency Herb

Ashwagandha, 90 tablets

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, an herb that supports the ability to cope with stress. It is one of the main herbs used in Ayurvedic rejuvenative formulas and is somewhat more specific to the male reproductive system than the female, but it is used by both sexes to increase stamina. It promotes proper nourishment of tissue, especially muscles and bone, and is calming for vata.

Special notes: This formula is used to balance pitta and kapha. It can be used in conjunction with Triphala when there are skin irritations due to excess pitta.

Ingredients: Ashwagandha root, Withania somnifera*.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Ashwagandha Root Powder, organic, Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha, organic, half pound

Ashwagandha holds the top position among Indian rasayana herbs. It is adaptogenic, stamina building, and tonifying to the male reproductive system. The most celebrated function of ashwagandha is that it protects tissues from the usual repercussions of stress. So, it is more than an adrenal tonic, it actually shields the body from stress-induced injury. It has been demonstrated to be antitumoral, anti-arthritic, and due to the action of steroidal-like plant compounds, it is anti-inflammatory. It is not in the historic Chyawanprash formula but is substituted for two ashtavarga herbs that are scarce.

Ingredients: certified organic Withania somnifera root powder.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Bhringaraj Extract, 2 oz.

In the Ayurvedic medical system, bhringaraj is regarded as a rasayana or longevity herb. Though many people use this herb to stimulate hair growth and avoid graying, there are other anti-aging benefits associated with bhringaraj. The herb helps to reduce excess kapha and vata. In Siddha Medicine, the leaves are used with ghee to disgorge phlegm lodged in the tongue and tonsils, one of the preparations for serious rejuvenation. The leaf extract is a powerful liver tonic but mild enough for children to take for biliousness associated with intestinal parasites. As those familiar with Ayurvedic medicine would expect, a liver herb will tend to have a positive influence on the eyes and skin as well as the liver and blood.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of aerial parts Eclipta alba in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Bibhitaki Extract, 2 oz.

Bibhitaki is a tropical fruit found throughout India. It is about the size of a large walnut and is primarily astringent in taste. Bibhitaki is one of the three fruits in the famous triphala formula and is the preferred herb for regulating kapha. This means it is used when there are kapha accumulations in the lungs, ears, sinuses, throat, liver, and urinary tract. It is astringent and therefore absorbs the excess moisture of kapha. It has some lesser known value for treating tropical conditions such as diarrhea, pulmonary eosinophilia, and allergic reactions, very likely parasitic in origin. It is also one of the herbs used in oral health, but it usually the shell that is made as a decoction and then used as an oral rinse.

Ingredients: Terminalia bellirica Fruit, distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycein.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Bilwa, ethically wildcrafted, 100 vegicaps

Bilva is often used for digestive and intestinal complaints as well as asthmatic-type conditions.

Ingredients: ethically wildcrafted Aegle marmelos fruit in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $



Brahmi Elixir, 4 oz.

This formula was developed by Ingrid Naiman to promote removal of the obstacles to higher consciousness. It contains tamarind to help remove the damage caused by fluoride, the two "Brahmis", Gotu Kola and Bacopa, to aid memory, concentration, and acuity, boswellia to relieve edema in the brain as well as parasites, ashwagandha for neuroregeneration and stamina, and guduchi for detoxification and longevity. It is a true honey elixir with the finest quality Ayurvedic herbs available today.

Ingredients: proprietary blend of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) aerial parts, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root, Nira-Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri aerial parts), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) fruit, Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) fruit, Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) resin, Amla (Emblica officinalis) fruit, and honey in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Extract of Gokshura Seeds - Tribulus terrestris

Gokshura Extract, 2 oz.

Gokshura is used almost worldwide. In Ayurveda, it enjoys a reputation as a tonic herb for the urinary tract and kidneys. It is soothing and promotes the proper flow of urine. It is also regarded as a male tonic herb, and studies in Bulgaria are often cited that suggest it aids male libido and performance. It is also a tonic herb for women. It is relaxing and balancing for all doshas.

10 drops in a small amount of water, 2 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of organically grown Tribulus terrestris seed in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Gotu Kola Extract, 2 oz.

Brahmi supports the mind and nervous system, helping to improve memory and sustain intellectual effort. The leaves are considered to be very sattvic, i.e., pure as opposed to dull or stimulating. Gotu kola aids restful sleep and is a natural blood purifier. It was used by Machamuni Siddhar for his kalpa. In a way, brahmi is tridoshic because it reduces excess vata in the mind, is cooling to pitta, and decongesting to kapha.

For pdf on Gotu Kola, click here.

30 drops 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: organically grown Centella asiatica aerial parts in Organic Alcohol, Distilled Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Guduchi Extract, 2 oz.

Guduchi is one of the most famous detoxifying herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It crosses the blood-brain barrier and improves cognitive functioning and recall but its main claim to fame is its power to reduce toxins and even to protect the body from the harmful effects of toxins. It enjoys the status of a rasayana or rejuvenative herb and was traditionally used for three years in order to promote longevity and imperviousness to toxins.

For pdf on Guduchi, click here.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Tinospora cordifolia stem tincture in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Haritaki Extract, 2 oz.

Haritaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and the most revered in Tibetan medicine. It is a parasiticide (intestinal worms) and one of herbs used in preparation for kaya kalpa, Ayurvedic rejuvenative therapy. It is a fruit and one of the three ingredients in triphala. It is the most purgative of the three fruits. It pacifies vata and helps to remove toxins, normalize lipids, and rebuild blood.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Terminalia chebula fruit in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Holy Basil Extract, 2 oz. - Stress Reduction

Holy Basil Extract, 2 oz.

"Tulsi" means "the incomparable one" and holy basil is one of the most revered herbs in India. It is a rasayana herb, often used to calm, but it has the same high eugenol content of famous analgesics. Tulsi may therefore be a COX-2 inhibitor. It has also been found to lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

30 drops 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Ocimum sanctum leaf & flower in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Indian Sarsaparilla Extract, 2 oz.

Anantamul is a spreading plant that is cooling to pitta. It moves throughout the body, removing toxins and cleansing. It stimulates the flow of bile and increases urinary output. It is particularly effective for the digestive system, joints, nerves, and reproductive system.

It is also used to cleanse the mind of negative emotions, especially pitta emotions like anger and irritability.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Hemidesmus indicus root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Kalmegh Extract, 2 oz.

This intensely bitter herb promotes healthy flow of bile and respiratory comfort. It clears the throat, head, and lungs while simultaneously boosting immunity. Though sometimes considered a liver herb, it is also regarded as an immune herb, but studies suggest it is highly specific for both typhoid and fungal infections. There is a lot of research on this herb, everything from antivenoms to immune deficiency conditions.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of Andrographis paniculata aerial parts in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Rasa, 2 oz.

Rasayana herbs are restorative and rejuvenating. They are excellent free radical scavengers, have almost no side effects, and are used in preparations for people who are convalescing, feeble, or simply desirous of maintaining their vigor and clarity well into old age. This particular formula supports both gentle detoxification and lucid cognitive functions.

20 drops in the evening or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend: Emblica officinalis, Bambusa arundinacea, Tinospora cordifolia, Bacopa monnieri, Centella asiatica, Piper methysticum, Convulvulus pluricaulis, Andrographis paniculata, , Adhatoda vasica, Cyperus rotunda, Ocimum sanctum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Foeniculum vulgare, Cinnamomum zeylanica, Elettaria cardamomum in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, and Honey.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Sattva Elixir, 4 oz.

The sattvic state of mind is the yogic ideal. It is tranquil and harmonious. This formula has been developed for those who yearn for a peaceful and calm mind. It is a gently nourishing tonic, made in honey, and provides support for those who tend to become nervous when under stress. It relies heavily on rasayana herbs, all of which are regarded as longevity herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Rasayana herbs are also antioxidants and most are adaptogens as well.

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of Asparagus racemosus root OG, Centella asiatica aerial parts OG, Glycyrrhiza glabra root, Convolvulus pluricaulis aerial parts, Ocimum sanctum leaf & flower OG, Bacopa monnieri aerial parts, Shilajit WC and honey in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Shatavari Extract, 2 oz.

Shatavari is a galactagogue and rasayana herb, used mainly but not exclusively by women. It is a hormonal regulator and useful at changes of life. It increases the libibo of both men and women. Like ashwagandha, it is also an adaptogen. Laboratory studies suggest that shatavari protects the brain and nervous system from damage from excitotoxins .

For pdf on Shatavari, click here.

30 drops in the morning or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Asparagus racemosus root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Shatavari - Ayurvedic Rasayana for Women

Shatavari, 90 tablets

Just as the name suggests, this herb belongs to the asparagus family, but it is the root that is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Shatavari is considered to be one of the true rasayana or longevity plants and while it is the herb of choice for women, especially during the change of life such as puberty and menopause, but also during pregnancy and while nursing. It helps women to overcome dryness and through this mechanism increases tissue elasticity and lubrication, thereby enhancing pleasure and protecting tissue from trauma. It can also be used by men. It supports immunity, intellect, and stamina.

Ingredients: Shatavari root, Asparagus racemosus*.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Shilajit, 60 Vegetarian Capsules, 450 mg

Shilajit is an exudate that is pressed out from layers of rock in the mountains. It is composed of humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of rock. It is used to improve the outcome of any protocol and strengthen both physical and spiritual powers.

Shilajit is high in minerals and supports metabolism of glucose as well as regeneration. It is a tonic substance with wide applications.

Ingredients: mineral pitch from the Himalayas in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $



Shilajit

Shilajit, 90 tablets

Some Ayurvedic pundits believe that all formulas work better if combined with shilajit. This famous Ayurvedic remedy is widely regarded as an anti-aging agent. It is a rejuvenative that cleanses the urinary tract and lungs; it enhances immunity and stamina. Shilajit purifies the blood by aiding the removal of excess kapha and toxins from the tissues. As an aphrodisiac, it increases vitality while toning the reproductive organs and supporting their proper function. It is balancing for all doshas and can be used for debility or weakness caused by age, injury or dysfunction.

Ingredients: Shilajit (mineral pitch) with cellulose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate, binders suitable for vegetarians.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Stone Breaker Extract, 2 oz.

Phyllanthus amarus in known in South America as "chanca piedra" or breaker of stones. There, it is used mainly for kidney stones but also for gall stones and many other disorders ranging from malaria to liver cancer. In Ayurvedic medicine Phyllanthus amarus is known as bhumi amalaki. It is revered as a major detoxifying and liver rejuvenative herb. It is recommended that it be used in small amounts over a long period of time. Modern studies support traditional uses and suggest that Phyllanthus amarus prevents mutation of liver cells when exposed to carcinogens.

Ingredients: Phyllanthus amarus leaf extract, 1:3, in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Triphala Elixir, 4 oz.

Triphala Elixir is made with the same three tropical fruits found in the traditional Ayurvedic formula for intestinal cleansing and ama reduction. Honey and tiny bit of vegetable glycerin have been added to give the formula a sweeter taste. This makes it suitable for use with children and perhaps even some pets, but it is also valuable for people who is convalescing or who have very weak powers of assimilation.

Ingredients: Blend of Amalaki Fruit (Emblica officinalis) Extract, Haritaki Fruit (Terminalia chebula) Extract, and Bibhtaki (Terminalia bellirica) Extract in honey, distilled water, certified organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Triphala, 2 oz.

Triphala is a combination of three tropical fruits and is one of the oldest and most revered Ayurvedic formulas. It is a rasayana formula, meaning it is deemed to have rejuvenative properties. It is cleansing, dosha balancing, and stimulating both to digestion and elimination. It is a superb antioxidant and has some antiparasitic as well as cardioprotective properties. It removes mucus, ama, and harmonizes blood sugar, cholesterol, and metabolic functioning.

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend: Amalaki Fruit (Emblica officianalis, Haritaki Fruit (Terminalia chebula), and Bibhitaki Fruit (Terminalia belirica) in Organic Alcohol, Distilled Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Tulsi Herb in Vegetarian Capsules

Tulsi, 100 Vegicaps, 450 mg.

Tulsi or holy basil is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It is an ingredient in many formulas but is offered here as a single herb. Studies find it helpful in the management of hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and a host of other diseases. It is relaxing because of its antispasmodic effects. It improves transport of oxygen and seems to have estrogen lowering effects.

Ingredients: Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $