What are the health benefits of Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan)?
The health benefits of Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) are explained in an ancient classic textbook called “Kashyapa Samhita.” According to Ayurvedic texts Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) shows following benefits.
- Boosts Immune system
Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) contains pure gold in the form of ash and some other herbs that are known to enhance the immune power of the body. Infants and children up to the age of 5 years have a low Immunity and hence are vulnerable to infections. Administration of Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) in recommended doses can help to build a strong Immunity and reduce chances of common infections such as cough, cold and fever.
- Enhances Memory
Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) can improve attention and the grasping power in children. It is also known to enhance the memory. Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) seems to be very important for improving brain health in children.
- Improves Digestion
Swarn Praashan accelerates the process of digestion and hence improves the absorption of essential nutrients from food. Many children often suffer from gastric discomfort and reduced appetite. Swarn Praashan improves appetite and thus promotes healthy body growth.
- Nourishes the skin
Good skin is a sign of good health. Swarn Praashan expels the unwanted toxins from the body causing total body de-toxification. It also improves the blood circulation which further results in improved skin texture and imparts glow to the skin.
- Reduces mental agitation
Swarn Praashan can effectively reduce temper and tantrums. Due to its calming effects on mind, Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) seems extremely beneficial in children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder and hyper activity.
- Improves hearing and vision
Swarn Praashan is known to improve the sense of hearing and vision.
- Improves overall physical and mental health
Swarn Praashan improves the blood circulation in the body and also stimulates the nervous system, thereby leading to overall good physical and Mental Health.
What Does Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) Contain?
Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) is a unique combination of Swarn bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified with arka, an herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc.
How Does It Work?
Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) contains gold as the main ingredient. It is made into Suvarna bhasma through a special process because gold cannot be consumed in its metallic form. Gold is known to boost Immunity as well as enhance memory.
Another important ingredient present in Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) is the honey. Honey is prepared by collection of pollen grains. Since pollen grains are known to cause allergic reactions, consumption of honey in very low doses is believed to gradually prepare the body to fight against other allergens. Honey is also known to act against inflammation and improve digestion.
Ghee or Ghrita which is the third important component of Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan), acts as an effective medium in which herbal medications can be prepared. Ghee or Ghrita shows unique properties of acquiring the medicinal values of herbs added to it.
Who Should Have Swarn Praashan (Suvarna Praashan) ?
Swarn Prashna can be given to anyone aged 0 to 16 years. It can be taken daily for a period of 30 days or can be taken specifically on the pushya nakshatra.
When to take:
1. On an empty stomach preferably in the morning
2. Do not have food at least for 30 minutes after consumption of Swarnprashan
Importance of Pushya Nakshatra For Swarn Praashan
It is recommended that Swarn Prashna should be taken on pushya nakshatra. Pushya refers to nourishment and pushya nakshatra is one of the most auspicious of the 27 nakshatras. The symbol of pushya nakshtra is the cow udder. If observed on the pushya nakshatra, the stars in the sky appear in an arrangement that that creates cow udder. Cow udder is associated with nourishment and so the Swarn Prashna is taken on pushya nakshatra to get optimum nourishment and benefits. Swarn Praashan can be consumed on any other day, however, the efficacy can vary and it may not be as effective as pushya nakshatra.