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Immunologists and geneticists in India are working with Ayurveda experts in a first of its kind project to scientifically explain the physiological reactions that take place during Ayurvedic treatments.
Scientists are specifically interested in Ayurvedic rasayana therapy, which involves the use of herbal and mineral extracts to rejuvenate the body, and how these formulations may be rebuilding DNA. Narasimha rasayana and its supposed role in repairing worn out cells will also be studied. A related project will look at the relationship between an individual’s genetic make-up and Ayurveda’s dosha classification system. How has ayurveda helped you?