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Benefits of Chyawanprash - Ingredients of Chyawanprash

Benefits of Eating Chyawanprash (How You Can Benefit by Taking Chyawanprash Regularly)

on February 24, 2022
The Corona pandemic has taught us one important lesson that we can rely upon nothing but our immune system to protect ourselves against the deadliest of diseases. With new strains of viruses and bacteria evolving every day due to gene mutations, we cannot have effective medicines for all of them, and hence developing our immune system strong enough to fight against them is the only solution. Chyawanprash can work wonders when it comes to bosting immunity. There are many benefits of eating Chyawanprash regularly. Let's know more about this magical Ayurvedic medicine, Chyawanprash.

What is chyawanprash?

Chyawanprash is one of the best gifts from Ayurveda to mankind. It tops the list of immunity boosters and health supplements. Chyawanprash is a concentrated blend of many powerful herbs that are proven to have multiple health benefits to almost all the systems of our body and especially for the immune system. It is strongly recommended to make chyawanprash a part of your daily routine during rainy and winter seasons to help prevent the common flu, cough, and cold.

Ingredients of chyawanprash?

Chyawanprash is a potent concoction that contains as many as 50 nutrient-rich herbs and minerals that are cooked together with honey or jaggery to form a paste-like consistency. Amla, which is considered the world’s richest source of vitamin C is the main ingredient of chyawanprash. Most of the brands do not use fresh Amla fruit, at Shushen Herbals, we only use the fresh fruit that enhances the flavor of chyawanprash and makes it much more nutritious.

The ancient Ayurvedic texts mention that chyawanprash should consist of 4 classes of herbs: The Dashmula class (ten roots); the Chaturjata class (four aromatic plants); Ashtavarga (rare medicinal herbs found in Northwest Himalayas that are no more commercially available easily), and a general class (those not belonging to the above classes).

 

Ingredients of Chyawanprash

 

Below are the main ingredients of Chyawanprash, and their benefits - 

  • Amla – Immunity booster, antiaging, antioxidant.
  • Chandan – Calming, expectorant, antiphlogistic.
  • Musta – Promotes regular and comfortable menstruation, promotes digestion.
  • Cardamom – Diuretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.
  • Guduchi – Hepatoprotective, adaptogen, immunomodulator.
  • Jivanti – Rejuvenating, lactogenic, revitalizing.
  • Pippali – Rejuvenates respiratory system, digestive, bio-enhancer.
  • Bala – Promotes vigor and strength, antioxidant.
  • Brahmi – Neuroprotective, anxiolytic, nootropic.
  • Tulsi – Antioxidant, anxiolytic, immunity booster, anti-inflammatory.
  • Khareti – Astringent, emollient, aphrodisiac, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.
  • Saffron – Aphrodisiac, antioxidant, relieves stress, improves complexion, helps in weight loss.
  • Tezpatta (Bay leaf) – Antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory.
  • Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, blood thinner.
  • Banslochan – Antiulcer, antihelmintic, anti-inflammatory, healing.
  • Cow ghee – Nutritive, antioxidant, immunity booster, anticancerous.
  • Natural honey – Anti-infective, immunomodulator, antioxidant, antiaging.


Benefits of Chyawanprash

There are many health benefits of eating Chyawanprash regularly. Following are a few of them:

Chyawanprash for Immunity

chyawanprash boosts immunity

 

Chyawanprash is a very effective immunity booster because of its high content of antioxidants and vitamin C. It strengthens the immune system to fight against various micro-organisms and shields against infections and illnesses. Regular use of chyawanprash remarkably reduces the frequency of catching a common cold, fever, flu, and other respiratory infections.

Chyawanprash is good for cough

Chyawanprash is a proven remedy that helps in preventing and relieving cough. Chyawanprash keeps the respiratory tract hydrated, helps manage asthma and treats allergic rhinitis, which is caused due to weather change.

Chyawanprash for improved Digestion and Excretion

Chyawanprash has high fiber content that relieves constipation and regulates bowel movements. It has anti-flatulent properties that reduce gas formation in the digestive tract and prevent bloating and abdominal distention. Herbs like Nagakesar, Tejpatra, Ela, Dalchini. Paatla, Agnimanth, Gambhari, Bael, Shyonak. Sarivan. Draaksha, Haritaki, Bhumyamalaki, Kachur, Pushkarmul, Musta, Kaknasa and Vidaarikand, present in Chyawanprash aids digestion. Improved digestion results in better absorption of nutrients in the body.

Chyawanprash benefits for gastritis and stomach issues

Ailments like Acidity, stomach ulcer, gastritis has become common these days owing to unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle. Some studies state that chyawanprash  is useful to treat ailments like gastritis, peptic ulcer and gut cramps. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before using Chyawanprash for treating these issues.

Chyawanprash Increases Libido and Fertility

The strong aphrodisiac properties of herbs like saffron, ashwagandha, Bala, Shatavari, etc. present in chyawanprash increases libido and fertility in men and women. It boosts the production of hormones, relieves anxiety, and increases blood flow to the genitals, thus improving sexual performance and health.

 

Chyawanprash for Cardiac Health and High Blood Pressure

chyawanprash for heart health ( a woman holding a heart in hand)

Chyawanprash lowers the lipids, thus reducing cholesterol deposits in arteries and preventing blockage and heart attack. It strengthens the cardiac muscles. The anxiolytic herbs present in chyawanprash relieve stress and anxiety, thus helping with high blood pressure, arrhythmias, and palpitations.

Chyawanprash Helps in Weight Loss

The high fiber content in chyawanprash delays the hunger pangs and avoids overeating, helping with the weight loss efforts. It boosts metabolism by improving digestion, further aiding with weight loss. Chyawanprash is rich in flavonoids that help the body shed excess weight. Regular intake of Chyawanprash also improves metabolism and thus helps in maintaining a healthy weight.

Chyawanprash Delays Ageing Process

chyawanprash delays ageing- a young woman doing skin care
The abundance of antioxidants present in chyawanprash protects the tissues from free radical damage, thus delaying the aging process in the body. It has rejuvenating properties that repair and regenerate tissues. Chyawanprash thus helps with maintaining youth for a long time. It also improves memory.

Benefits of Chyawanprash for Skin

The herbs in chyawanprash help remove the toxins from the body and purify the blood, which gives a glowing complexion. The abundance of vitamin C and antioxidants present in chyawanprash plays a vital role in keeping the skin healthy and younger-looking. Chyawanprash helps in the repair, regeneration, and protection of the tissues in our body including the skin tissues which slows down the overall aging process.

Exposure to UV rays causes premature aging of the skin. In an interesting research, hairless mice were exposed to UV rays which caused photoaging (aging of the skin caused due the exposure of the skin to UV rays) of the mice's skin. These Mice were then given Chyawanprash mixed with drinking water for 3 weeks, which reduced the signs of photoaging.

Chyawanprash for Good Hair

As per Charak Samhita, one of the most ancient and authoritative books of Ayurveda, hair, nail and teeth are the metabolic byproducts or waste products of asthi dhatu (asthi dhatu is similar to bones) . Consumption of Chyawanprash nourishes all the seven prime dhatus in our body, including the asthi dhatu. Thus regular consumption of Chyawanprash makes you hair strong and beautiful from within.

Chyawanprash Improves Strength and Stamina

Amla and other herbs that are rich sources of calcium help keep the bones strong. Herbs present in chyawanprash like Shatavari, Bala, ghee, Gokshura, etc. are well known for increasing strength and stamina of the body and are also useful in regaining strength after an illness.

Benefits of Eating Chyawanprash with Milk

If you are wondering if Chyawanprash can be taken with milk, the answer is yes. There are many benefits of Chyawanprash with milk. Chyawanprash that is prepared as per proper procedure does not curdle the milk, and hence it is safe to have Chyawanprash with milk. When taken with warm milk, Chyawanprash helps you fight cold and also improves immunity. 

As per experts, when taken with milk Chyawanprash balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Chyawanprash along with Milk, rejuvenates your body. Some experts are also of the view that our body assimilates Chyawanprash better when taken with milk. Ingredients used in Chyawanprash is very hot in nature. Having Chyawanprash with milk lessens the heat. 

Chyawanprash Dosage 

The dosage of chyawanprash varies according to the age and general health condition of an individual. An ayurvedic physician can suggest the best dose suited for you, but the usual doses are-

Half to one tablespoon for children, one to two tablespoons for teenagers, and 2 to three tablespoons for adults.

According to many experts of Ayurveda, the best time to have Chyawanprash is before breakfast, that is, on an empty stomach in the morning. Other than that, Chyawanprash works best when had on empty stomach so you can have it at least 30 minutes before meals, or at least 2 hours after meals.

Nowadays, chyawanprash also comes as a sugar-free formula for diabetics and calorie-conscious people.

Conclusion

Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic bio-active health supplement that is a concentrated blend of nutrient-loaded herbs, vitamins, and minerals. It rejuvenates the body from within, increases strength and stamina, boosts the immune system, improves digestion, helps with weight loss, delays aging, along with providing numerous other health benefits. So, inculcate the habit of popping a tablespoon of chyawanprash along with milk the first thing in the morning and see the difference in your energy levels and health!

FAQs

Who should take chyawanprash?

Chyawanprash can be taken by everyone from children to adults though the dosages differ according to the age, gender, and health status of an individual

Is chyawanprash helpful in preventing illnesses?

Regular consumption of chyawanprash has been shown to strengthen the immune system of our body, thus it can better fight against microbes and shield us from various illnesses.

Can chyawanprash be taken with milk?

Chyawanprash has been shown to have maximum benefits when taken with milk. Nevertheless, it can also be taken as it is. Lactose-intolerant and vegan people should not deprive themselves of the benefits of chyawanprash.

What is the best time of the day to take chyawanprash?

The best time to take chyawanprash is an empty stomach in the morning, though when you have to take it 2 to 3 times, you can consume it 30 minutes before meals.

Can diabetics take chyawanprash?

Yes. Nowadays, many brands are available that have the option of sugar-free chyawanprash which are appropriate for diabetics also.

Can chyawanprash be taken on empty stomach?

Yes. It is always better to have Chyawanprash on empty stomach. You can have chyawanprash on an empty stomach in the morning, at least 30 minutes prior to meals, or at least 2 hours after meals

Is Chyawanprash Good for Piles?

Though there is no scientific evidence which proves that Chyawanprash cures piles, Chyawanprash does helps in excretion process.

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