EFFECT OF SWARNAPRASHANA ON CHILD HEALTH: A REVIEWAbstract
Introduction: Gold preparations are highly prized and often utilized for their tonic and revitalizing effects in Indian systems of medicine. Gold has both preventive and curative medicinal properties. The Kashyap Samhita, under the name Swarnaprashana, describes the usage of gold internally in children via the oral route. After birth, it is indicated in Lehan karma (supplementary feeding to improve nutrition, immunity and intelligence) and Jatkarma (newborn care). Now a day Swarnaprashana in children is getting huge publicity, and many trials are being conducted to evidence its use in children. Material and Methods: This review is in a narrative format and consists of all publications relevant to Swarnaprashana or Swarnabinduprashana, Suvarnabindu prashan, Suvarnavachayog, or Swarnavachayog that the authors identified through a systematic search of major computerized medical databases; no statistical pooling of results or evaluation of the quality of the studies was performed due to the widely different methods employed by each study. Result and Discussion: The present review of the studies proves the role of Swarnaprashana in enhancing cognition and protection against diseases by enhancing immunity. Swarnaprashana acts on multiple levels and can be given for better growth and development in children. Swarnaprashana is safe for children. Conclusion: Clinical and pharmacological studies show immunomodulatory, nootropic, and therapeutic effects of Swarnaprashan as therapy.
Sahadat Khan * and Nisha Kumari Ojha
Department of Kaumarbhritya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed To Be University (De Novo), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
27 May 2022
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