SWARNPRASHAN SANSKARA IN CHILDREN - A REVIEW ARTICLE
Dr. Sudhir Malik* and Dr. Sheshan Singh
In the Ayurvedic textbook Kashyapa Samhita written by Acharya Vriddha Jeevaka, Swarnprashan has been mentioned as a very essential medicated formulation for child growth, intellect, health and for good memory and also to promote life span in children. Swarnprashan is administration of processed gold and it being administered on the Pushya Nakshatra of every month by Ayurvedic practitioners. But as a Rasayana Chikitsa, Swarnprashan can be administered continuously to get the desired result for wellbeing of the children. According to Ayurveda Swarnprashan may be implicated in two sense i.e Lehana (Supplementary Feed) and Jatakarma Sanskar (New Born Care). Acharya Kashyap stated that healthy and unhealthy condition of a child depends on Lehana. Ayurveda is more concerned for healthy life by preventive measures for pediatric age group. Suvarna is one of the most venerable metals used as preventive and curative purposes. For medicinal use, in Ayurveda only purified form of Suvarna is recommended. Use of colloidal gold using very fine particles of gold has been advised in Ayurvedic text in infant and children. This review article proposes that everyone should know the benefits of Swarnprashan like enhancement of intelligence, physical growth, immunity, improving digestion power etc.
Keywords: Swarnprashan, Kashyapa, Immunity, Ayurveda, Enhance.
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