Learn the ancient ways to cure Earache, Eye burn, Boils, Exhaustion (Heat), Gum Bleeding

There are various way to cure Earache, Eye burn, Boils, Exhaustion, Gum bleeding. At our whatsapp group, we have plenty of parents sharing their age old home remedies to each other. We have made an attempt to collect all those and share it for anyone. Apart from the information we share from our group, We have gone little deeper into ancient siddha, ayurveda and unani script and shared few remedies.

When you try these do share your feedback and or if you have any more tips so share it at comments

Effective Remedies for Earache

Garlic

  1. Take 2-3 cloves of garlic. Peel off the skin and cut them into small pieces. Add 100 ml. of sesame or mustard oil and boil on a slow fire for about five minutes. Strain and when it becomes cool, drop two drops in the aching ear.
  • Can be used two times a day.
  1.  Make a mixture of one teaspoonful of onion juice and half teaspoonful of honey. This mixture is also helpful in earache.
  • Two drops in each ear can be used two times a day.
Effective Remedies for Eye Burn

Pink Rose & Water Droplet

  1. Put 2-3 drops of pure rose water into the affected eye. It also helps in itchy eyes and reduces the redness in the eyes.
  • This can be used two or three times a day.
Effective Remedies for Boils

Onion

  1. Apply cooked onion as a poultice on the boil.
  2. A paste of ginger powder (one teaspoonful) and turmeric powder (one teaspoonful) is also good to apply on the boil. Either the boil will be suppressed or a head will appear so that the pus can be drained out easily.
Effective Remedies for Exhaustion (Heat)

Tender Coconut

  1. Drink one glass (250 ml.) of coconut water or grape juice.
  2. Take 3-4 pieces of dates and cook them with one glass of milk or water. Eat the dates and drink the milk or water. It is also good to blend them in a mixture before taking. This drink is very good and give instant energy.
Effective Remedies for Gum bleeding

winter remedy

  1. Squeeze the juice of half lemon into a cup of water and add one teaspoonful of honey. This drink should be taken every morning.
  2. Massaging the gums gently with coconut oil also helps.

Learn the ancient ways to Cure Flu

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By Photograph: Frank C. Müller, Baden-Baden – Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0

are various way to cure Flu. At our whatsapp group, we have plenty of parents sharing their age old home remedies to each other. We have made an attempt to collect all those and share it for anyone. Apart from the information we share from our group, We have gone little deeper into ancient siddha, ayurveda and unani script and shared few remedies.

When you try these do share your feedback and or if you have any more tips so share it at comments.

  • 2 or 3 times a day, Drink a cup of warm water with few drops of honey or lemon. This soothes the symptoms and at the same time loosens the phlegm.
  • Once a day prepare a decoction by boiling a 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in ½ of warm water. Continue boiling the seeds, till the water reduces to one third of its original quantity. Then, add a 1 tsp fresh ginger juice to this concoction, along with a few drops of honey, just to make it more palatable
  • Consume 3 to 4 tsp of the mix, that is  equal amounts of honey and onion juice daily till the flu lasts.
  • Mix a 1 tsp turmeric powder in a glass of warm nati milk. This helps strengthen the liver and alleviates the symptoms of flu. Daily 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Ginger tea has an excellent effect on the body and helps alleviate the symptoms of the flu. Use 2 to 3 pieces of ginger to prepare this tea.

Learn the ancient ways to cure worms at home

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There are various way to cure Worms. At our whatsapp group, we have plenty of parents sharing their age old home remedies to each other. We have made an attempt to collect all those and share it for anyone. Apart from the information we share from our group, We have gone little deeper into ancient siddha, ayurveda and unani script and shared few remedies.

When you try these do share your feedback and or if you have any more tips so share it at comments

  1. Once daily for one to two weeks, once in 3 months:
    1. Take a small piece of jaggery on empty stomach in the morning. After 15 mins drink warm water mixed with 1 ½ tsp of ajwain
  2. Daily for a week:
    1. 1 tsp of roasted and crushed pumpkin seeds with an equal amount of honey  on an empty stomach.
  3. Take it with honey for 15days:
    1. Powder of Vidanga 2-3 gm (Embelia Ribes) should be taken along with honey or warm water early morning
    2. Mixture  equal quantity of dry ginger (without skin), Black Pepper, Pippali (Piper longum)
  4. Following home made pills taken once in a month
    1. Juice of holy basil (tulsi) leaves along with honey for  one week
    2. Tender leaves of neem, dry ginger powder (without skin), Ajwain seed powdered all of them crushed. Make a smooth paste and rolled in small pills and sun dried.
  5. 4 tsp of  milky juice of unripe papaya fruit with 1 tsp of honey + 4 tsp of boiling water on empty stomach followed by purgation with castor oil. Or ground papaya seeds with 1 glass of water on empty stomach morning for 3 days is an effective deworming product.
  6. 3-6 grams of the powder of either the bark or the fruit peel of pomegranate with sugar followed by a laxatives effective in expelling round worms and tapeworms.

Ancient Ways to Cleanse Colon Safely With Castor Oil

Learn the art natural way to detox your stomach, bowel & colon to rejuvenate the digestive system.

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There is always a heated discussion among our parents at our whatsapp group on what best to eat, but seldom discuss about how to remove the waste that we eat detail about this. At our recent webinar, we discussed in great detail.

It is often an assumption that what we eat is absorbed by the body and the waste is disposed in form for urine and stool. Ideally that works for a healthy body. But most of the undigested food, now known as toxins are always stored inside digestive system.  The path from mouth to the anus is approx. 33ft. Yes, it is a long journey indeed.

Then these toxins take a permanent position in our body, it disturbs our physical health, but mental and spiritual health as well. More the toxins, More the health problem. Many health problem can be easily avoided by basic detoxing done by our ancestors. Our ancient text has given lot of ways to remove this toxins regularly. It is an important duty to clean bowel, often!

There is a song from Thirumoolar, that says, yearly at least twice we have clean our stomach. Given that thriumoolar advised this at lest 1000 years ago. Today, with junk and processed food, All most the siddha Dr advises to clean the stomach at least once in  4 months.

There are plenty of way to do this. Here is a simple ancient technique.

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Ingredientes
  1. 3 to 4 Teaspoon of Castor Oil (15ml – 20ml)
  2. 3 Teaspoon of Ginger juice (without skin) (15ml)
  3. 3 Teaspoon of Honey (15ml)
  4. 50 ML of warm water
A day before

Take light food at the night.

On the day

Make sure, you do not have any outdoor-activities on this day, as you might have to visit rest room very frequently.

This process has to performed in an empty stomach and early morning is a better time. Mix castor oil, ginger juice, honey and water as per the proportion mentioned above. Depending on your body type, in next few mins or an hour, you might have to visit the restroom more than 3 to 6 times. Diet only on warm water.

The right time to stop this process is, to notice when the urine quantity is more than the stool, and the stool is in the color of pain water. Your body will tell you to stop it, then you can either take, some buttermilk with rock salt or lime juice with salt, to stop to the loose motion.

It is necessary not to eat or drink anything except warm water.

Once you stop it, give some to give rest, at noon, have liquid diet, with rasam or kanji. Later at dinner, semisolid. Next day, you can follow normal diet.

The quantity of Castor oil, Ginger, honey and so on, might not work for all, all the time. You can increase and decrease as per your needs.

This simple process, will detox the body and prevent from non-communicable disease such as cancer and so on.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

Velu Jayaprakash is a social entrepreneur, product manager, techy, photographer, meditator, father of an angel, ancient wisdom seeker and holistic adviser. You can reach him at velu.jayaprakash AT gmail DOT com

Ashtavarga Chyvanprash

Learn ancient recipe of Ashtavarga chyvanprash to bring back the youth.

There is a beautiful story behind Chyavanrprash. Once King Sharyati and his beautiful daughter Sukanya were in a forest hunting. The princess accidentally woke up ChyavanMaharishi who was in deep meditation.The angry maharishi rose  to curse the king and his daughter. The king begged for forgiveness and offered his daughter in marriage. The sage accepted his offer and was married to princess sukanya. But he was concerned that his old and weakened body will be a problem in his marital life. The divine physicians celestial twins Aswini Kumaras came to his rescue, they gave him a rasayana a medicine that gave back his youth. The Maharishi was happily married to princess and  live happily thereafter.

The rasayana in the story is chywanprash. This was made with all potent divine herbs most of them found in Himalayas. Rasayanas are unique formulations through which a person acquires intelligence, memory, radiance of body, freedom from disease, longevity, strength of the senses, increase in sexual vigour, great increase in the strength of the digestive fire, improvement of the complexion, and the restoration of vata to its normal course.

The name Ashtavarga chyvanprash is attributed to the  group of very rare eight potent herbs – Ashtvarga

  1. Ridhi
  2. Vridhi
  3. Medha
  4. Mahamedha
  5. Jeevak
  6. Rishabh
  7. Kakoli
  8. Ksheerkakoli

They are some of the magic rare divine herbs available in Himalayas. The ancient acharyas understanding their unavailability to common people also have mentioned substitutes to herbs unable to find. Over the period of time various formulas for Chywanpransna have been developed from the ancient ingredients. Every manufacturer differ from each other in the number of ingredients. However in all cases Amla will be the prime ingredient                                            

The preparation of chywanprash is  a very complex process. 500 Amlas are tied in a big cloth andboiled in mixture of herbs and water. The amla will be cooked till the decoction of herbs is reduced to 1/4rth. The amla is deseeded, the pulp is ground and fried with ghee and til oil, the decoction prepared and sugar syrup  are added to the amla mixture and heated till ghee seperates and semisolid state is attained. Upon self cooling powdered herbs and other additives are added, Honey is added last when the mixture cools down.The final product will be dark shiny brown in colour with jam like consistency.

Uses of chywanprash

The creator of Chywanprash the celestial twin have chosen the formula so that it acts as detoxifier, rejuvenator as well as immunomodulator  at the same time. The actionof herbs are in such a way that it improves all aspects of health. It repairs, streamlines and ensures the proper functioning all most all systems of body-Digestive system, Respiratory system, cardiac system, reproductive system endocrine system, immune system. Several ingredients Several of chywanprash possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

According to the Charaka Samhita, Chyawanprash is the foremost of all rasayanas, whoever uses Chyawanprash as a rasayana  will get all the benefits of kayakalpa (Restoration of youth) – reversal of ageing, reclaiming beauty, strength, youthful skin, so on.

Who can use Chwanprash

Chyawanprash can be used by all age group young, old weak, healthy people, it nourishes the weak, the wounded, the old, and children.

How often we can use it

It can  be used  daily but avoid during cold cough fever any illness,you still continue chyavanprash under doctors instructions in certain conditions.

How to select a chyavanprash?

Chyvanprash should be of course without added preservatives. Not too much watery, sticky or thick semi solid in consistency. It should sink in when dropped in water. The sour taste of amla should be more predominant more than its sweetness.

Dosage of Chwanprash
  • There is no particular dosage fixed for chywanprash. It depends on the agni of the person, adults should not exceed 20gm
  • Children below 3-5 years 1/4-1/2  teaspoon with milk in the morning or as per doctors advise.
  • Children above 5 years 1 teaspoon with milk in morning or as per doctors advise

Chyavanprash can be taken as long as needed under doctors advise.

Simple and smart ways to spot adulterated food

Generations back, everyone had their own backyard and everything was home grown which used no chemicals or any adulteration items.But now, be it milk, paneer, tea or oil, nothing comes in its purest form. Until the time it reaches you, it is adulterated and it then becomes harmful.. Read on these simple tricks and stay away from adulterated food..

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  1. Tea: The chai you are drinking isn’t coming straight away from the Assam fields.
    Fake check: In order to check whether the chai powder is pure, put a teaspoon of it in cold water; if the cold water turns brown then your chai is adulterated!
  2. Frozen peas/green peas: We stock frozen peas in our refrigerators because they come in handy. However, some packets consist of a dye compound called ‘malachite green’, which can trigger stomach related ailments.
    Fake check: Take water in a kadhai and put some peas and stir. If the water turns green, then immediately discard the packet as they are unsafe to consume.
  3. Cinnamon sticks: You can find out if you have bought authentic cinnamon sticks.
    Fake check: Smash the sticks with your hands, if your hands get coloured then they are authenticate, if not then they aren’t.
  4. Turmeric root: Even if you’re crushing the turmeric roots and consuming it, the roots can be fake.
    Fake check: Take a turmeric root on paper and pour cold water over it. If the root leaves colour, it’s a polished one and is impure.
  5. Apples: A polished apple will not keep you away from the doctor, but will take you to one. Did you know that apples are polished with wax to give them a ‘fresh’ look?
    Fake check: To see if your apple isn’t wax covered, take a knife and slowly scrape the skin of your apple. If the knife extracts white, then that’s wax!
  6. Black Pepper: Even pepper can be adulterated with mineral oil!
    Fake check: An adulterated pepper would shine and emit kerosene smell.
  7. Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds (jeera) are very essential part of cooking as we use it in our tadka daily. They can be coloured with charcoal dust.
    Fake check: Crush the seeds in your palm, if your palm turns black then they contain charcoal.
  8. Milk: Our milkman not only fools by adding water to it. Milk can be adulterated with detergent and synthetic milk too.
    Fake check: Mix 10 ml of water and milk in the same proportion. If you notice foam or lather, then the milk contains detergent. To detect synthetic milk, boil the milk. If a yellowish lather forms, then the milk is synthetic milk.
  9. Coriander powder: There could be sawdust in your coriander powder.
    Fake check: Put some coriander powder in the water, the flakes of sawdust will float on water.
  10. Coconut oil: Coconut oil can be adulterated with other cheap oils.
    Fake check: Put the coconut oil bottle in refrigerator, the solidified layer is coconut oil, whereas the liquid oil is an adulterant.
  11. Honey: To find granules of sugar is not a foolproof way to check the purity of honey.
    Fake check: Take a cotton wick and dip it in honey. Then try to burn it. If the wick burns readily then the honey is pure, and if it crackles then it’s not.
  12. Paneer: That paneer in your paneer mutter is not really paneer. It’s starch. Paneer is one of the most adulterated items in our country.
    Fake check: Take water and put a cube of paneer and boil it. Once it cools down, put some drops of iodine solution on it. If the paneer turns blue, then the starch is present in it.
  13. Chilli powder: Did you know you could be eating brick instead of chilli powder? That’s because crushed red brick looks exactly like chilli powder and therefore it is put in your masala.
    Fake check: Put a teaspoon of chilli powder in a glass of water. If the solution emits colour then your chilli powder is adulterated.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

FAQ – about swarna prashana

FAQ on swarna prashana
FAQ on swarna prashana

What are the other names of Swarna Prashana?
Swarna prashana is sometimes known by other names like, Swarna amruta prashana, Swarna prashana, Swarna prashan, Swarn prashan, Swarna bindu prashana or Suvarna prashan.

What is the history of this practiced?
Origin can be traced back to vedic ages. References about swarna prashana can be found in ghrya sutras and manusmriti. Direct reference about swarna prashana is available in Kashayapa Samhita or Vridha Jeevaka Tantra written before 600 B.C.

Will swarna increase heat in the body?
There are no significant changes in the body temperature in normal condition. But in certain conditions like acute fever swarna bhasma may increase the body temperature. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion in such cases before taking swarna prashana.

Why cow’s ghee? 
Ayurveda advises cow’s ghee because it is more assimilable and digestible to other ghee and in a sense cow’s ghee fat is nearer to composition of human body fat. Cow’s ghee has anti collestric activity, immuno stimulant activity and has memory enhancing activity and promotes healing of wounds. click here for more info about ghee.

Is ghee and honey mixed together is poison?
The research conducted shows that when honey and ghee are mixed in equal amount the browning and anti oxidants are increased. Therefore there is no poisonous effect when both are mixed together.

Is Swarna Prasha alone enough for improving health?
Swarna Prashana can be supplemented with other medicines like chyavanprash, indukantham ghee, abhrak bhasma, etc. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion.

Is it okay to skip a dosage?
Its always advised not to skip the swarnaprashana to maintain the efficiency of the medicine. But if missed nothing harm. Even doctors don’t administer, if the child is critically ill or having some acute problems on that particular day.

Why is this recommended only for kids?
The first few months and years of life are important for the cognitive, emotional and physical growth of children. Scientific evidence suggests that if brain does not receive appropriate stimulation during the early years of life then it is very difficult to rewire itself at a later stage.

Can pregnant ladies take this?
Pregnant ladies are advised to take only selected ayurvedic herbal remedies for the easy delivery as advised by doctor.

Will this be useful for special or delayed milestone children?
Yes, Special children are very much benefited by swarnaprashana. It helps to improve their overall immunity and brain development.

What are Swarna Prashana ingredients?
Swarna, Madhu, Grutha and Arka.

Does it cure Asthama / Weezing / Cold / Dust Allergy?
Swarna Prashana improves the immunity of the child. Studies show that severity frequency of attacks are reduced to an greater extent. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion to take additional medicines if needed.

Is there any other things like Swarna Prashana for kids?
There are other medicinal preparations in the form of lehya, ghritam, granules and arishtam, etc. Always consult with your doctor for more information.

If I stop it in middle, does this clear any side effect?

There can be no problems if you discontinue to take take honey and ghee. But of course you will not be benefited fully from Swarna Prashana.

Will my kid face any problem like fever or lose motion like we face with some Allopathy vacations?
We have never faced such complaint from parents and children after giving Swarnaprashana, The dosage of Swarnaprashana are too minimal to cause any adverse effects.

Can I give few more dosage or extra in a month?
There is no harm if we give more drops accidentally. Swarna prashana can also be given daily from one month to six months in different dosage according to the age. Acharaya Kashyapa says if swarna prashana is done for 1 month then child will be parama medhavi orextremely intelligent, remains unaffected by vyadhi. If done for 6 months then child will be shruta dhara or have excellent grasping

What is Swarna Bindu Prashana?


Since ancient times, our ancestors passed their best practices of holistic lifestyle to their next generations. Over a period of time they became a ritual that got integrated into their day to day life. These series of rituals are known as samskaras. They are connected with the major events of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, naming ceremony, education, marriage, etc. These samskaras enables us to live a complete fulfilling physical and spiritual life.

Swarna Prashana is one  of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for paediatrics. It is an unique method to build long lasting health and intellect naturally without leaving any harmful side effects.

Swarna prashana is an unique method of giving swarna bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified with arka, an herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc. to children orally.

This process promotes overall growth in a natural way. Due to its broader benefits, it is not only useful for normal children, its much more beneficial for children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, hyper activity, delayed milestones, etc.

Swarna Prashana is one  of sixteen samskaras mentioned in the ancient texts for pediatrics.

Benefits

Benefits of Swarna prashana is elaborated in “Kashyapa Samhita” that was written before 600 BC.

SUWARNAPRASHANAM HYETANMEDAGNI BALAVARDHANAM AYUSHYAM MANGALAM PUNYAM VRUSHYAM VARNYAM GRAHAPAHAM”- Ka. Su. 18/ 4-5

It means the following benefits can be achieved

  • Medha (intellect)
  • Agni (digestive and metabolic power)
  • Bala (strength)
  • Aayush (gives long life)
  • Mangalam (is auspicious)
  • Punyam (virtuous)
  • Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  • Varnya (increases complexion)
  • Grahapaham (eliminates the evil effects of planets) Find out why, here?

Find out more details about Gold from healing point of view.

Age

Swarna prashana can be given from birth till 16 yrs.

Time

On empty stomach, preferably early morning.

Day

Preferably on pushya nakshatra day. Why Pushya nakshatra?

Duration

We can either follow daily for one month (30 days), which can be extended to 6 months (180 days) Or, we follow monthly once on pushya nakshatra till age 16.

Procedure

Parents should face north and kid should face east while giving this drops.

Diet

Food – Preferably on empty stomach, to enhance better absorption. The child can be fed after 30 minutes. It’s better to avoid junk food that day.

FAQ

Any known side effects

No known side effects noted so far. Swarna Prashana is made from herbs & minerals after proper processing according to classical ayurvedic methods which is natural and safe.

What are the other names of Swarna Prashana?

Swarna prashana is sometimes known by other names like, Swarna amruta prashana, Swarna prashana, Swarna prashan, Swarn prashan, Swarna bindu prashana or Suvarna prashan.

What is the history of this practiced?

Origin can be traced back to vedic ages. References about swarna prashana can be found in ghrya sutras and manusmriti. Direct reference about swarna prashana is available in Kashayapa Samhita or Vridha Jeevaka Tantra written before 600 B.C.

Will swarna increase heat in the body?

There are no significant changes in the body temperature in normal condition. But in certain conditions like acute fever swarna bhasma may increase the body temperature. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion in such cases before taking swarna prashana.

Why cow’s ghee?

Ayurveda advises cow’s ghee because it is more assimilable and digestible to other ghee and in a sense cow’s ghee fat is nearer to composition of human body fat. Cow’s ghee has anti collestric activity, immuno stimulant activity and has memory enhancing activity and promotes healing of wounds. click here for more info about ghee.

Is ghee and honey mixed together is poison?

The research conducted shows that when honey and ghee are mixed in equal amount the browning and anti oxidants are increased. Therefore there is no poisonous effect when both are mixed together.

Is Swarna Prasha alone enough for improving health?

Swarna Prashana can be supplemented with other medicines like chyavanprash, indukantham ghee, abhrak bhasma, etc. It is always advised to take a doctor’s opinion.

Is it okay to skip a dosage?

Its always advised not to skip the swarnaprashana to maintain the efficiency of the medicine. But if missed nothing harm. Even doctors don’t administer, if the child is critically ill or having some acute problems on that particular day.

Why is this recommended only for kids?

The first few months and years of life are important for the cognitive, emotional and physical growth of children. Scientific evidence suggests that if brain does not receive appropriate stimulation during the early years of life then it is very difficult to rewire itself at a later stage.

Can pregnant ladies take this?

Pregnant ladies are advised to take only selected ayurvedic herbal remedies for the easy delivery as advised by doctor.

Will this be useful for special or delayed milestone children?

Yes, Special children are very much benefited by swarnaprashana. It helps to improve their overall immunity and brain development.

What are Swarna Prashana ingredients?

Swarna, Madhu, Grutha and Arka.

Does it cure Asthama / Weezing / Cold / Dust Allergy?

Swarna Prashana improves the immunity of the child. Studies show that severity frequency of attacks are reduced to an greater extent. It is always advised to take a doctors opinion to take additional medicines if needed.

Is there any other things like Swarna Prashana for kids?

There are other medicinal preparations in the form of lehya, ghritam, granules and arishtam, etc. Always consult with your doctor for more information.

If I stop it in middle, does this clear any side effect?

There can be no problems if you discontinue to take take honey and ghee. But of course you will not be benefited fully from Swarna Prashana.

Will my kid face any problem like fever or lose motion like we face with some Allopathy vacations?

We have never faced such complaint from parents and children after giving Swarnaprashana, The dosage of Swarnaprashana are too minimal to cause any adverse effects.

Can I give few more dosage or extra in a month?

There is no harm if we give more drops accidentally. Swarna prashana can also be given daily from one month to six months in different dosage according to the age. Acharaya Kashyapa says if swarna prashana is done for 1 month then child will be parama medhavi orextremely intelligent, remains unaffected by vyadhi. If done for 6 months then child will be shruta dhara or have excellent grasping

Swarna Prashana camp near your place
Find the various places we and other ayurvedic doctors conduct swarna prashana or other holistic camps.

P.S. Swarna Prashana or Swarna Prashan or Swarn Prashan or Swarna Bindu Prashana or Suvarna prashan or Swarnaprashana or suvarnaprashana are all same.