EVIDENCE BASED STUDY OF EFFECT OF SWARNA YOGA (GOLD FORMULATIONS) IN CHILDREN: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEWAbstract
Background: In the field of pediatrics, a number of herbo-metallic preparations are available which tend to enhance immunity in children. Various Ayurveda texts have mentioned these preparations, especially gold formulations like Swarna Prashan, Suvarnabindu, Suvarna Vacha, Kumarabharana Rasa etc. in children, and many clinical studies have also been published to establish their safety and efficacy. Material and Method: Subject-related published research articles from various journals were searched online through PubMed, Google Scholar and data of the articles were analyzed by following PICOS format to confirm their safety and efficacy in the paediatric population. Results: Total 7 clinical studies showing safety and efficacy of Ayurvedic herbo-metallic preparations in paediatric disorders such as Chronic tonsillitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) and healthy children were treated with significant effect in their diseased condition and reducing the frequency of recurrent infections. No any adverse or toxic effect of any of these formulations was noticed. Conclusion: Gold preparations are found quite safe to use in pediatric disorders with proper dose and vehicle as well as in healthy children.
Rashmi Pareek * and Nisha Ojha
P.G. Department of Kaumarbhritya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
30 November 2020
03 May 2021
28 May 2021
01 December 2021