Suvarna Prashna is one of the 16 Baal Samskaar (child rituals) which boosts up the immunity of the children & prmises for a healthy life of the child. In this ritual Swarna bhasma (ash of gold) with other herbal extracts taken in the form of semi liquid and given to the children through their mouth. This ritual is mentioned as Swarnaprashana, Suvarnaprashana, Swarnamritha Prashana or Swarna Bindu Prashana. It’s a unique method of immunization in ayurveda and helps the children to boost up the intellectual power and produces non specific immunity in body to fight against general disorders.
Suvarna Prashna in Kashyapa Samhita
” Suvarnaprashana hi etath medhagnibalavardhanamm |
Aayushyam mangalam punyam vrushyam grahapaham ||
Maasat paramamedhave vyaadhirbhirnn cha dhrushyate |
Shadbhirmaasai shrutdhar Suvarnaprashanad bhaveth || “
( Sutrasthanam, Kashyapa Samhita )
Suvarna prashana improves Intelligence, Digestive fire and Physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin. It improves immunity in a way so that the child is prevented from bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana helps in such a way that, the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana make child very intelligent and he can remember all heard by him.
Age & period of Suvarna Prashna
Suvarna Prashna can be administered by any of the following method:
a. Daily dose of Suvarna prashna should be given for minimum of 1 month to maximum of 3-6 months.
b. Monthly once dose for minimum of 30 Months to maximum of 90 months on the day of Pushya nakshatra ( Pushya Nakshatra day comes once in 27 days )
Time & durtaion of administration of Suvarna Prashna
Every day Morning in the empty stomach or On the day of Pushya Nakshatra in the morning, empty stomach. The drops should be given by the parents to the baby in empty stomach.
Dosage of Suvarna prashan drops:
Birth to 1 Year – 2 Drops
1 to 16 Years – 4 Drops
Age of Children who can take Suvarna Prashan:
From birth up to the age of 16 years.
Ingredients of Suvarna Prashan :
Ash of Gold, Vacha, Shankha Pushpi, Brahmi, Guduchi satva, Yashti madhu, Ashwagandha, Ghee and Honey.
Benefits of suvarna prashan :
- Suvarna prashna increases immunity power and developes resistance against common infections, thus prevents children from falling ill very oftenly.
- It builds physical strength in children and enhances physical activites, and also improves stamina for the same.
- Regular doses of Suwarna prashna improves child’s intellect, grasping power, sharpness, analysis power, memory recalling in an unique manner.
- It kindles digestive fire, improves digestion and decreases related complaints.
- Suvarna prashan also improves child’s appetite.
- It helps to nurture early physical and mental development.
- It developes an inbuilt strong defense mechanism in kids which acts as a safety sheild against diseases and complaints occuring due to seasonal change and other prevailing infections.
- It helps body to recover early in case of any illness.
- It guards children from various allergies.
- It protects children from ailments occuring during teething phase.
- Tones up skin colour.
Mode of Action of Suvarna Prashna drops:
Gold is considered as very precious element in Ayurveda .When Swarna is converted into Swarna bhasma as explained in Ayurveda, it would possesses following properties
- Swarna bhasma has moisturizing & unctuous effect on body.
- It is Madhura, Rejuvinative and immunity booster.
- Improves complexion and growth of the body.
- Does Detoxification of the body.
- Has ability to treat different fevers like Vishajwara, Aantra jwara and general Weakness.
It has been proved that Swarna bhasma possesses Anti oxidants, Anti depressants, Anti cancerous, Antibacterial & Anti rheumatoid property. It also acts as Nervine stimulant. As we know a human brain grows rapidly in 1 to 16 years of life. Swarna Bhasma accelerate the growth of brain and boost up its utilization capacity if swarna prashana is done during this phase. Other drugs in it help to build Immunity of the baby. Also it has many benefits like improvement in concentration, Grasping capacity, digestion and complexion. Swarna Bindu Prashana underwent series of clinical analysis in our hospital and our other associated hospitals. And we have found excellent results in increasing immunity and general health in a normal healthy baby.