FORMULATION OF SWARNAMRITAPRASHANA - A NOVEL AYURVEDA ELECTUARY
Keywords:Ayurveda, gold licking, immune booster, nano gold therapy, nootropic, Swarnamritaprashana
Swarnamritaprashana, is a modified form of lehana (traditional gold licking) namely Swarnaprashana. Children are
delicate by nature and have immature immune mechanisms. Swarnprashana practiced in yester years was specific to boost
overall health, activate immunity and with a specific goal to achieve any of memory, intellect, voice, complexion, better
digestive capacity etc. Thus, the selection of herbal medicine in Lehana was condition specific. Traditionally,
swarnaprashana is administered by rubbing gold on stone with little water and mixing with ghee and honey.
Swarnamritaprashana is a lickable poly herbal formulation in the base of ghee and honey with Gold in the form of bhasma
(calcined ash). It is developed to avoid the exercise of daily rubbing, mixing and most importantly to suit the health
concerns of children. Broad spectrum actions of Swarnamritaprashana may be attributed to its constituent’s namely
Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Amrita
(Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) along with Ashvagandha (Withania
somnifera), Pippali (Piper longum) and Swarna Bhasma (incinerated gold), ghee and honey. This can be readily
administered to child in the required dose. This article highlights the ingredients, method of preparation, and probable
mechanism of action along with pilot researches that upheld nootropic, growth and development promoting, immune
promoting, recurrent respiratory illness prevention activity of Swarnamritaprashana.
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