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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-97

Efficacy of Suvarnaprashan in Preterm infants- A Comparative Pilot study


1 Professor, Department of Koumarabhritya, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Professor, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India

Correspondence Address:
Renu Rathi
Professor, Department of Koumarabhritya, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Suvarnaprashan is thick syrup prepared with gold ash, honey, ghee and Medhya (brain stimulant) herbs which promote strength, boost IQ, digestive power and immunity opined by Acharyas. This article outlines the efficacy of Suvarnaprashan in preterm with reference to immunity, growth and development. Preterm means less than 37 weeks born, 0-3 years age group forty preterm were divided into 2 groups of 20 each. Trial group (A) were given four drops of Suvarnaprash monthly once on every Pushyanakshatra while control group B didn’t receive any medicine. It was found that the number of mild infections occurred in A group were less as compared to B indicating its immunity enhancement action during 6 months of study. The mean duration of illness in control group was 3.9 days while in trial group it was 2.75 days, showing its positive effect in recovery of diseases. In group A recurrence of diseases was merely 10% as that of 25% in B group. The weight and height gain achieved in A group was in 25th-50th percentile range while it was in 3rd-25th in B group. The severity of sign and symptoms in B group was more as compare to A group. The gradation of total relief in % was excellent (60) in A group, in contrast to just 20 % of group B. These beneficial results indicate the need of further research with large sample size and duration.


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