Frequently asked questions about Swarna Bindu Prashana.

Q. What is Swarna Bindu Prashana?
A. Swarna prashana which has been explained in the classical texts of Ayurveda is an activity carried out for enhancing the growth and development in young children.The term Swarna is a common word and refers to the noble metal Gold. Prashana refers to the act of eating / consuming / ingesting. Swarnaprashana hence refers to the act of consuming or ingesting gold in the prescribed dose and quantity in the suggested manner.

Q. From which age can Swarna Bindu Prashana be administred?
A. Swarna prashana drops can be administered right from birth up to the age of sixteen.

Q. What is the difference between Swarna Bindu Prashana, Swarna Prash, Suvarnaprashanam etc?
A. They are all the same.

Q. What are the benefits of Swarna Bindu Prashana?
A. Swarna prashana helps in laying a strong foundation for proper growth and development of the mind and body of the child. The benefits as explained by texts being:

  • Improves intelligence, digestive fire and physical power
  • Increases immunity and hence reduces frequent recurring infections and illnesses.
  • Improves span of attention, concentration, memory.
  • Enhances a child’s learning ability and grasping power.
  • Reduces temper tantrums and other psycho somatic problems

Q. Why is Swarna Bindu Prashana given on Pushya Nakshatra? Can it be given on any other day?
A. Pushya Nakshatra is considered as one of the most auspicious of the 27 nakshatras to buy gold or administer medication. Hence, a regular dose of Swarna Prashana on this day is advisable. However, the drops can be taken on any other day; but the efficacy may vary.

Q. Pushya Nakshatra dates keep changing. How can I remember it always?
A. As per the lunar cycle, Pushya Nakshatra comes once in about 27 days. You can always visit the SwarnaPrashana website and get the Pushya Nakshatra Calendar. We also urge you to signup for our SwarnaPrashana newsletter and date reminder service.

Q. What are the ingredients of Swarna Bindu Prashana?
A. The ingredients used are essentially Swarna Bhasma, Cow Ghee and Honey.