Faq's Suvarnaprashana

How Does It Work?

Swarna Prashana (Suvarna Prashana) contains gold as the main ingredient. It is made into suvarna bhasma through a special process because gold cannot be consumed in its metallic form. Gold is known to boost immunity as well as enhance memory.

Another important ingredient present in Swarna Prashana (Suvarna Prashana) is the honey. Honey is prepared by collection of pollen grains. Since pollen grains are known to cause allergic reactions, consumption of honey in very low doses is believed to gradually prepare the body to fight against other allergens. Honey is also known to act against inflammation and improve digestion.

Ghee or Ghrita which is the third important component of Swarna Prashana (Suvarna Prashana), acts as an effective medium in which herbal medications can be prepared. Ghee or Ghrita shows unique properties of acquiring the medicinal values of herbs added to it.

What is the history of this practiced?

The Origin of Swarnaprashana can be traced back to vedic ages. References about swarna prashana can be found in Ghrya sutras and Manusmriti. Discription about swarna prashana is available in Kashayapa Samhita or Vridha Jeevaka Tantra written before 600 B.C.

Will swarna increase heat in the body?

There are no significant changes in the body temperature in normal condition. But in certain conditions like acute fever its better to skip the dose on the particular day. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion in such cases before taking Suvarnaprashana.

Is Swarna Prasha alone enough for improving health?

Swarna Prashana can be supplemented with other medicines like Chyavanprash, Indukantha Gritham, Vidaryadi Gritham, Narasimha Rasayana, Agasthya Rasayana, Kooshmanda Rasayana Ajamamsa rasayana etc. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion.

Is it okay to skip a dosage?

It’s always advised not to skip the Swarnaprashana to maintain the efficiency of the medicine. But if missed a day nothing harm. Even doctors don’t administer, if the child is critically ill or having some acute problems like fever or vomiting on that particular day.

Why is this recommended only for kids?

The first few months and years of life are important for the cognitive, emotional and physical growth of children. Scientific evidence suggests that if brain does not receive appropriate stimulation during the early years of life then it is very difficult to rewire itself at a later stage.

Will this be useful for special or delayed milestone children?

Yes, Special children are very much benefited by swarnaprashana. It helps to improve their overall immunity and brain development.

Does it cure Asthama / Wheezing / Cold / Dust Allergy?

Swarna Prashana improves the immunity of the child. Studies show that severity and frequency of allergic attacks are reduced significantly.

Why is Swarna Bindu Prashana has to be started on Pushya Nakshatra? Can it be started on any other day?

Pushya Nakshatra is considered as one of the most auspicious of the 27 nakshatras and it is the nakshatra for gold ( Swarna) . Hence, it is auspicious to start Swarna Prashana on this day.