SWARNA BINDU PRASHANA

INTRODUCTION
Ayurveda is known for its own specialties.Today the whole world is affected with different diseases. Modern medicines fail to treat the patients satisfactorily in-spite of many researches and latest technologies because of their hazardous side effects. AYURVEDA the science of life, provides many other alternative ways to tackle with such disorders successfully.Not only treating unhealthy individuals, Ayurveda mainly helps to maintain the healthy state of mind and body.Ayurveda holds good even today though it was written thousands of years ago.Ayurveda explains SWARNA BINDU PRASHANA while Modern medicine explains about vaccines.Vaccines produce immunity against specific diseases where as swarna bindu prashana produces non specific immunity along with many other effects.


References

“AAMATHYAA MADHU SARPIBHYAM LEHAYET KANAKAM SHISHUHU

SUWARNAPRASHANAM HYETANMEDAGNI BALAVARDHANAM

AYUSHYAM MANGALAM PUNYAM VRUSHYAM VARNYAM GRAHAPAHAM

MAASAT PARAMA MEDHAVI VYADHIBHIR NA CHA GHRUSHYATE

SHADBHIR MAASAIHI SHRUTADHARAH SUVARNAPRASHANAD BHAVET”.

Ka. Su. 18/ 4-5


This reference gives us the idea about
What are the ingredients used for Swarna bindu prashana?
What is their importance?
To whom it should be done?
For what period it should be done?
What are its effects?

Ingredients Of Swarna Bindu Prashana

Swarna bindu prashana contains three ingredients.

A ) Suddha medhya aushadhi siddha ghruta.

B ) Shuddha swarna bhasma.

C) Shuddha madhu.

IMPORTANCE OF SHUDDHA MADHU

Madhu is collection of pollen grains by bees. Inday today life it is observed that pollen grains acquire a great percentage in producing allergic reactions leading to many diseases.
The main reason for using madhu in Swarna bindu prashana is that when madhu is administered in low doses in childhood itself then child gradually develops resistance for allergens and it remains unaffected by allergens.

IMPORTANCE OF SHUDDHA SWARNA BHASMA

Suvarna is one of the shreshta medhya dravyas explained in ayurveda. Kashyapacharya in lehana vidhi adhyaya explains that suvarna should be used in lehana karma. As suvarna is a metal’ it can’t be administered directly. So suvarna is made into bhasma and used. This suvarna bhasma is laghu gunatmaka, easy for absorption and assimilation.It is also medha vardhaka.When it is administered in very low doses for a particular time it is known to potentiate the memory power along with immunity.

IMPORTANCE OF SHUDDHA MEDHYAUSHADHI SIDDHA GHRUTA
Ghruta has the unique property of acquiring the gunas of dravyas which are added to it. Medhyaushadhis like manduka parni, brahmi, guducchi , yashtimadhu, vacha etc are added to ghruta and according to the procedure it is prepared. This ghruta is useful in potentiating the mental ability.According to ayurvedaGhruta and madhu mixed in equal quantity acts as visha. This same theory is used in Swarna bindu prashana. Madhu and ghruta in equal doses is given at regular intervals. This develops resistance in the body for any type of visha. In other WORDs it produces immunity.

To whom it should be done?

It can be done only in children below the age of 5 years. Because during this period only the brain growth is maximum.

For what period it should be done?

It should be done minimum for 21 months

By swarna prashana child develops medha (mental ability), agni (digestive power), bala, aayu vardhana, it is also mangalakara, punya, vrushya, varnya, ghuha baadha nashaka. If swarna prashana is done for 1 month then child will be parama medhavi, remains unaffected by vyadhi. If done for 6 months then child will be shruta dhara ( remembers what he hears)

Swarna is known to increase immunity of cells & brings sthairya (stability) to cells as Gold itself does not react because of which we can wear gold items without need to polish it where as Silver, copper & other metals react & needs to be polished.

Also Gold attracts lot of positive energy (has been proved) because of which in Indian tradition wearing of Gold has been advised.

Hence Gold is very useful as Immune booster. And as far as the using of Gold is concerned either Swarna in bhasma form (from genuine companies) can be used or Ghrit siddhi with Gold can be done.

Sanskar of Gold have very beneficial effects.

According to susruta-sarir 10/15,

One can give lehan of suvarna bhasma with madhu and ghrit after cutting cord in jatkarma sanskar.!!!

In Ayurveda three groups of 'infectious diseases' are described:

  • Epidemic / endemic diseases
  • Contagious
  • Sporadic cases of infective nature due to graham abhishanga

Thus comes into play role of ‘ madhu-grutha-suvarna’

  • As per the research data; Emulsification takes place in their equal quantity which provides better synergistic action of the drug.Its antigenic behavior seems to be having similar property like vaccination,i.e. why it is mentioned under 'jathakarma samskara

Hence it may be expected that its antigenic effect may produce certain antibodies and remain inside the immune cells to protect from multiplication of different organisms.

  • Madhu contains allergens like pollens, yeast, some enzymes, conc.sugar base with water conc.

  • Whereas grutha contains lipid allergens like chylomicrons.Hence it may be concluded that the two allergen substances may turn to antibody after compromising with body immune cells against similar types of allergens and may have synergistic action.

Different experimental studies suggest that in honey media: yeast, bacteria (gram -ve), salmonella species are in -static form, in lipid media also the multiplication of some organisms are not possible.

  • Suvarna is proved as having bacterial action against different organisms but when it is mixed with madhu+ grutha it widens its spectrum of action to stimulate body immune cells, thus can be given as " rakshodana aushada"

Suvarnabhasma is blackish or reddish in color.

It is Snigdha, Madhur, Kashay, Sheet virya & acts as Rasayana.

The properties of Suvarna are

  1. Hridya
  2. Vishaghna
  3. Rajayakshma
  4. Urakshat
  5. Pittaj & Kaphaj Unmad
  6. Pittaj & Vata - Pittaj Shwas Kas
  7. Pittajnya prameha.
  8. Vrushya.
  9. Raktaprasadak.

Suvarna Bhasma has better benefits on:

Rasa Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu, Mansa Dhatu & Shukra Dhatu.

SWARNAPRASHAN VIDHI & PARAMETERS

Indications for treatment

  • All the Children are of age group of 1 day to 5 years.
  • Children with low Immunity.
  • Children with low Intellect.
  • Children with low Memory Power.
  • Children with learning difficulties.

Contradictions

  • Children suffering from fever.
  • Children suffering from dysentery.
  • Children suffering from diarrhea.
  • Children suffering from Indigestion.

WHY PUSHY NAKSHATRA ?????

According to hindu shastra there is a practice of purchasing gold on the day of pushya nakshatra as it is auspicious day,and the theorey of ravana says that all the nakshatras have there own effect on different matereals. The rays radiating or emerging on the day of pushya nakshatra doubles the medicinal values present in the gold and also among all the nakshatras only pushya nakshatra is only the purusha pradhana nakshatra. so considering all these points we are giving swarna bindu prashana on pushya nakshatra .

IMPORTANCE OF SHUDDHA SWARNA BHASMA

Suvarna is one of the best medhya dravya explained in ayurveda. Kashyapacharya has explained about the use of suvarna in lehana karma. Being metal suvarna(gold) cannot be administered directly into body as a medicine. So, for this the suvarna is processed through the special procedure for making suvarna bhasma which is used as a drug. This suvarna bhasma is easy for absorption and assimilation .It is also medha vardhaka ie enhances the memory. So,when it is administered in very low doses for a particular time it is known to potentiate the memory power along with immunity.

Animal Research conducted on swarna bhasma showed the use of swarna bhasma in dose of 12.5 to 50 mg/kg body on mice weight had an stimulatory effect on peritoneal macrophages, that might be helpful to fight against infection. It was believed that macrophages achieved stimulation  due to presentation of the metal to cells in fine emulsified forms. Similarly, it was also found that swarna bhasma had a restorative effect and had no any toxic effect to the liver and kidney at therapeutic dose.

IMPORTANCE OF SHUDDHA MEDHYAUSHADHI SIDDHA GHRUTA

Ghruta has the unique property of acquiring the gunas of dravyas which are added to it. Medhyaushadhis like manduka parni, brahmi, guducchi , yashtimadhu, vacha etc are added to ghruta and according to the procedure it is prepared. This ghruta is useful in potentiating the mental ability.

Indication Of Swarna Prashan:

  • Children with low Immunity.
  • Children with low Intellect.
  • Children with low Memory Power.
  • Children with learning difficulties.

Contradictions

  • Children suffering from fever.
  • Children suffering from dysentery.
  • Children suffering from diarrhea.
  • Children suffering from Indigestion.

Dose Of Suvarnaprashan:

Kashyapa clearly mentioned about dose of drugs in children. So according to this, dose is 1st month of baby age - 1 vidanga phal & then increase 1 vidanga phala matra on every month. The suvarnaprashan is done mainly on pushya nakshetra.

Effects Of Swarna Prashan according to the Kashyap Samhita:

By swarna prashana child develops medha (mental ability), agni (digestive power), bala, aayu vardhana, it is also mangalakara, punya, vrushya, varnya, ghuha baadha nashaka. If swarna prashana is done for 1 month then child will be parama medhavi, remains unaffected by vyadhi. If done for 6 months then child will be shruta dhara ( remembers what he hears).

In short the effect of swarna prashan can be illustrated as below:

  • Immunity Enhancer/ increaseimmunity : Suvarnaprashan increases the immunity of body increase the resistance of the body against infections.
  • Enchane/Physical Development : Suvarnaprashan makes child physically strong.
  • Memory Booster : Suvarnaprashan increases develop child's grasping power, Sharpness and recall memory.
  • Active and Intellect: Increases the intelligence of child.
  • Digestive Power : SuvarnaPRASHAN is a best appetizer and have digestive properties also.
  • Tone ups skin color: Suvarnaprashan increases attractiveness