Swarna Prashana– A Immuno-Booster in Ayurveda
Satyawati Rathia, V. K. Kori, Rajagopala S. and K.S. Patel
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The word “Swarna Prashana” is a combination of two words – “Swarna” and “Prashana”. The term Swarna is a common word and refers to the noble metal Gold. Prashana refers to the act of eating or consuming or ingesting. Health is a condition when the individual is in complete accord with the surroundings, while disease is loss of ease to the body (dis-ease), so disease is opposite of health. In this broader sense, it includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behavior. Vyadhikshamatva is the strength to protect the body against diseases; it is also called body resistance. It depends on Bala, Balavardhakabhava, Prakrita Kapha and Ojas. There is great decrease in the quality of health status of humans from generation to generation; tolerance to allergic factors, tiredness and resistance to diseases has greatly diminished. For the health promotion and longevity of life span, Samskara, Lehana and Rasayana drugs, Swarna Prashana etc. are mentioned for children in Ayurveda.