Administration of processed gold in children is a unique practice mentioned in Ayurveda as Swarnaprashana by Acharya Kashypa thousands of years back. He explained evidently the administration of Swarna (gold) in children for the benefits of improving intellect, digestion and metabolism, physical strength, complexion and immunity. There are various formulations of gold and even along with herbal drugs explained by different Acharya for prolonged usage in children. This review proposes that the benefits of Swarnaprashana can be achieved at multiple levels like as a general health promoter and in specific to enhancement of intelligence, digestion, metabolism, immunity, physical strength, complexion. Ayurveda recommends only purified and processed form of gold for internal administration. Swarnaprashana yoga content Vachadi Ghrita, Honey and Swarnbhasma. Swarnprashan Yoga ingredients are proved to possess nootropic, anticonvulsants, antidepressant, antiepileptic, antipsychotic, antioxidant, immunomodulatory properties. This study is to gather the scientific research findings supporting the use of Swarnprashan yoga and its ingredients.
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