ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF SWARNAPRASHAN ON RECURRENT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN: A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Kritika Joshi *, Mithilesh Verma
Abstract: Swarnaprashan is a lehan karma in which gold is given in combination with honey, ghrita and various other herbs to the child. It helps in boosting up the intellectual power, physical strength and immunity in the body to fight against diseases. In the present research to assess the recurrence of upper respiratory and gastro intestinal infections, children with recurrent infections falling in age group between 3 to 10 years were registered and divided randomly into two groups. In group A children were given swarna bhasma along with honey and ghee while in group B children were given honey and ghrita only, on daily basis on empty stomach for 30 days and followed for 6 months. After following up it was found that 35% of the children enrolled in group A were relieved while 50% children had moderate improvement. In group B 50% children showed mild to moderate improvement. 50% remained unchanged.
Keyword: swarnaprashan, recurrent infections, immunity.