Updated: Dec 14, 2021
The process in which Swarna bhasma (ash of gold) with other herbal extracts are taken in the form of semi-liquid and given to the children through their mouth is called Suvarnaprashan. It’s a unique method of immunization that helps children to boost up their intellectual power and produces non-specific immunity in the body to fight against general disorders. It is also helpful even to Special children with Autism, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit, Hyper Activity, Delayed Milestone, etc.
In what period must it be done?
Monthly once for a minimum of 30 months to a maximum of 90 months on the day of Pushya Nakshatra ( Pushya Nakshatra day comes once in 27 days) or a daily dose of Swarna Bindu Prashan should be given for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 3-6 months.
Age limit for Suvarnaprashan: Children from birth to 16 years of age should be given the following dosage form:-
Birth to 1 Year – 2 Drops
1 to 16 Years – 4 Drops
Time and duration of Suvarnaprashan:
Every morning or on the day of Pushya Nakshatra under the supervision of an Ayurvedic specialist, the child should be given drops on an empty stomach to the child within the above age limit in front of the parents.
Ash of 24 carat Gold, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Brahmi, Guduchi satva, Yashtimadhu, Ashwagandha, Ghee, and Honey.
Benefits of Suvarnaprashan:
Protects children from viral and epidemic infections.
The immunity against diseases is strengthened.
Enhances the physical strength and growth of the child.
Grasping power, analysis power, and recall memory are accelerated.
Improves digestion power.
Tones up skin tone and texture.
Protects the baby from different types of allergies.
Importance of Suvarnaprashan:
Maharishi Kashyap says that Suvarnaprashan improves intelligence, digestive fire, and physical strength. It gives long, spiritual, holy, and saintly life. It gives rejuvenating effect and tones up the skin. It improves immunity in a way so that the child can be protected from bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of Suvarnaprashan helps in such a way that, the child gets the best immunity to defeat the diseases. Regular use of Suvarnaprashan makes children very intelligent and can remember everything they hear.
Mode of Action:
Gold is considered very precious in Ayurveda. When Swarna is converted into Swarna bhasma as explained in Ayurveda, it would possess the following properties
Swarna bhasma has a moisturizing & unctuous effect on the body.
It is Madhura, Rejuvinative, and immunity booster.
Improves the complexion and growth of the body.
Does Detoxification of the body.
Has the ability to treat different fevers like Vishajwara, Aantra jwara, and general Weakness.
It has been proved that Swarna bhasma possesses Antioxidants, Antidepressants, Anticancerous, Antibacterial & Anti rheumatoid properties.
It also acts as a Nervine stimulant. As we know the human brain grows rapidly in 1 to 16 years of life.
Swarna Bhasma accelerates the growth of the brain and boosts up its utilization capacity if Swarnaprashana is done during this phase. Other drugs in it help to build the Immunity of the baby.