By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Soma is said to be a Rasayana i.e. immune modulating medicine in the form of a tuber. Soma is said to be a form of Lord Soma i.e. Moon God. Soma rasayan is described in 29th chapter Swabhava Vyadhi Pratishedhaniya Rasayana, in Chikitsa Sthana of Sushruta Samhita. As the name of the chapter indicates, it is used to treat the swabhavika vyadhis i.e. naturally occurring diseases, of which ageing and death are the main.
Master Sushruta tells that Lord Brahma, the creator of the world and other divine persons had created a Rasayana called Soma to get rid of ageing process and conquer death.
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Types of Soma
Soma is said to be a form of Moon Lord Soma. In spite of being only one, Soma is of 24 kinds depending on the place, name, shape and…