Scientific View towards Suvarnaprashana in Alternative Medicines
ChetanGulhane, Deepali Gulhane, Danga SK , Ashita Surve and Kalpana Dhuri
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Knowledge of metals and chemicals were known to Indians since the time of Vedas. In Rugveda it is said that Gold is the semen of Agni. It is the vigor and virility of Agni. Gold increases vigor and virility. Internal use of Gold was in vogue from the time of Atharvaveda. Correction of Agni (metabolic enzymes of body) is the main aim of Ayurvedic treatment. During that time it was used for Medhajanan (to improve cognition) for children and for begetting the desired sex of child for pregnant lady. Suvarnaprashana is one of ‘Samskara’ (rituals) in which a child is made to lick Gold, Suvarnaprashana improves intelligence, improves immunity and prevents bacterial and viral infections, digestive fire and physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. Researches on Gold and Gold compounds in modern medicine and in alternative medicines, supports the Suvarnaprashana concept of Ayurveda.