Ideally, Swarna Prashana is explained as an activity which has to be done immediately after birth. A strong foundation for proper growth and development of the body has to be set during the prenatal stage as well as during the Balya Avastha. To have optimum growth, development and a strong body which can also sustain well during the later part (Haani period and Vrudha Avastha) of life, it is essential to lay a strong foundation during the formative years of life. Swarna Prashana hence has to be started at 0 years i.e immediately after birth and can be continued up to the age of 16 years.
Benefits of Swarna Prashana
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
Detoxifies the body.
Tone ups the skin.
Good sense of hearing, speech & visual acuity.
Improves the blood circulation.
Stimulates the nervous system.
Controls asthma and other allergic conditions.
Helps to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Ingredients of Swarna Prashana Drops
The ingredients used are essentially Swarna Bhasma, Cow Ghee and Honey. Other herbs which enhance memory may also be used along with these three basic ingredients. Some of the herbs that can be used are Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Guduchi Satva (Tinospora cordifolia), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).
Administration of Swarna Bindu Drops
Swarna Prashana drops or Suvarn Prashan is generally done by putting about 3 drops of the medicated ghee followed by a few drops of honey.