What is Swarna prashana (Swarna Bindu Prashana)
Swarna prashana is one of the 16 samskaras mentioned in ancient Ayurveda literature. Swana prashana is an ayurvedic immuno-booster which is advised in kids. It is popularly known as Suvarna prashana, Suvarna Bindu prashana.
Metals and minerals were widely used by mankind for thousands of years. Gold is one of the most precious metals used for different purposes all over the world. Ayurveda has many references of gold pertaining to its medicinal properties and uses in different contexts. It is said to be having both preventive and protective qualities. Honey is another important ingredient present in Swarna Prashana. It contains many important antioxidants that gradually prepare the body to fight against other allergens. Another component of Swarna Prashana is Ghee. It is a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D E, and K that help promote healthy bone and brain development of the child. The administration of Swarna (gold) in children for the benefits of improving intellect, digestion and metabolism, physical strength, immunity, complexion, and life span. The age at which Swarna prashana should be administered can be determined depending upon the desired effect in children. There are various formulations of gold and even along with ayurvedic drugs.
Pushya Nakshatra Calender for 2019
According to Vedic astrology, The Nakshatras are lunar constellations, and directly manifest its expressions. The 27 Nakshatras deal with these ever-changing feelings and emotions based on the Moon’s position. Pushya is one among the 27 nakshatras
Pushya is derived from the Sanskrit word “Pushti” which also means nourishment. It is said to be most auspicious among others. So in Ayurveda, the Pushya nakshatra dates are regarded as the best day for the collection of the drugs. The action of the drug is very fruitful due to the nourishing effect of Pushya nakshatra. It is a good time to take medicine and prepare herbs
Pushya Nakshatra Dates for 2019
MONTH DAY DATE
August Thursday, Wednesday 01, 28
September Wednesday 25
October Tuesday 22
November Monday 18
December Sunday 15
What are the Ingredients of Swarna Prashana
Gold is the main ingredient of swarna prashana, that made into suvarna bhasma through a special process. It is one of the most precious metals used for different purposes all over the world.
Ayurveda has many references of gold pertaining to its medicinal properties and uses in different contexts. It is said to be having both preventive and protective qualities. Gold is known to boost immunity as well as enhance memory in children
Honey is another important ingredient present in Swarna Prashana. It contains many important antioxidants that gradually prepare the body to fight against other allergens. Honey has many amazing healing properties like it helps in a cough and cold and even helps increase the child’s metabolism.
Another component of Swarna Prashana is Ghee. It is a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D E, and K that help promote healthy bone and brain development of the child. It Promotes Healthy Brain Development and good digestion in them.
Swarna Prashana Benefits
According to Acharya Kashyapa, the administration of gold in children benefits in improving intellect, digestion, and metabolism, physical strength, immunity, complexion and fertility. Gold should be processed along with honey and ghee on a stone facing eastern direction and made the child lick it. The benefits of Swarna prashana are as follows:
Medha Agni Bala Vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength)
Swarna Prashana improves attention and the grasping power in children and it is also known to enhance the memory. Swarna Prashana is very important for improving brain health in a child.
Swarna Prashan accelerates the process of digestion in children. It stimulates appetite thus promotes healthy body growth.
Swarna Prashana is a proper mixture of pure gold, honey, and ghee that are known to enhance the immune power of the body. Administration of Swarna Prashana can help to build a strong Immunity and reduce the chances of common infections such as cough, cold and cough.
It improves the blood circulation in the body and also stimulates the nervous system. Swarna Prashan improves the blood circulation which results in improved skin texture and nourishes the skin.
Due to its calming effects on the mind, it reduces mental agitation, attention deficit disorder, and hyperactivity in children.
Swarna prashana act against diseases and complaints occurring due to seasonal change and it also supports the body to recover from illnesses.
All these factors discussed above are required for proper growth and development of a child, which is considered to be rapid during childhood.