Chyawanprash is one of the greatest herbal tonics and is a traditional immune booster recipe which has a long history of ethnic origin. There are stories about the origin of this recipe including its nomenclature. Historically, Chyawanprash was used for the first time by Maharishi Chyawan for rejuvenation purpose. Hence, the name Chyawanprash.
Currently, Chyawanprash has acquired a large accepted user base in India and around the world. Now, Chyawanprash has become an important dietary supplement and Ayurveda recommends it to all as revitalizing the body has become a very important step towards a healthy life in daily’s hectic lifestyle.
According to CharakSamhita
- Chyawanprash is the foremost of all the Rasayanas. It is useful for general well being, vitality and helps in delaying the ageing process.
- It was being used long before the clinical importance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants was known.
- Chyawanprash is known as Rasayana (rejuvenative), Jeevaneeya (which improves life qualities), Balya (improves strength), Medhya (improves intelligence),
Planet Ayurveda’s Brahmi Chyawanprash is immuno-modulator, rejuvenator and adaptogenic. All the herbs used in Brahmi Chyawanprash have specific qualities and benefits. When these herbs are mixed together, then the qualities work collectively. In addition to the health benefits of Chyawanprash, Planet Ayurveda’s Brahmi Chyawanprash has benefits of Brahmi herb too.
The main ingredients of Brahmi Chyawanprash are Amla and Brahmi.
This little fruit is stuffed with innumerable health benefits and it balances all the three doshas.
- Due to its sour taste, it balances Vata dosha, due to its sweet and cold potency, it balances Pitta dosha and balances Kapha dosha due to its astringent and dry properties.
Meaning: In CharakSamhita, Sutrasthanam, it is described that among all the anti-ageing herbs, amla is the best.
(Reference: SushrutSamhita/Sutrasthan/Shlok No. 46)
Meaning: In this shloka, the qualities and health benefits of amla are described. According to this shloka, amla has sour, sweet, bitter, astringent and pungent tastes. It is good for eyes, improves eye vision, balances all the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Brahmi herb is known to promote intelligence naturally. It is more commonly known to improve intelligence but it is also an excellent anti-ageing herb.
- It is useful in double vision due to nerve weakness, dizziness, depression, sleep disturbances, insomnia etc.
- It protects nerves, heart and blood vessels.
Meaning: In this shloka, qualities and benefits of Brahmi are described. According to this shloka, brahmi has bitter taste, useful in swelling, anaemia, fever, increases digestive fire, useful in skin diseases, cures itching sensation, useful in spleen disorders and provides strength in Vata disorders.
Other herbs used in the preparation of Brahmi Chyawanprash are:
|Herb Used||Botanical Name|
|2.||Dashmoola||Roots of 10 herbs|
|14.||Fresh Green Amla||Phyllanthusemblica|
Dose: 1-2 teaspoons once or twice a day with warm milk. Intake of Chyawanprash in the morning time is more beneficial.
What are the health benefits of Planet Ayurveda’s Brahmi Chyawanprash?
- Brahmichyawanprash strengthens the immune system and protects the body from cold, cough, flu and maintains the balance in the moisture in the lungs and keeps the passages of respiratory tract clear. Due to the presence of flavonoids in Chyawanprash, it prevents the over-stimulation of the immune system and thereby prevents unwanted immune responses as well.
- It also helps in the efficient functioning of respiratory, circulatory and nervous system.
- Brahmi Chyawanprash detoxifies the body by purifying the liver and blood without over-straining and burdening the urinary system.
- It acts as anti-ageing tonic and prevents the formation of wrinkles, promotes longevity and healthy hair.
- It also acts as tonic for heart as it lowers the level of bad cholesterol and also normalizes blood pressure. Due to the presence of saponins in chyawanprash, they block the absorption of cholesterol in the body.
- As it is a rich source of Vitamin C and phytonutrients, it improves the complexion of the skin.
- It improves oxygen supply to the deeper tissues and also improves the nutritional levels of body tissues.
- Brahmi Amla Chyawanprash promotes calcium absorption in the body which makes the teeth and bones stronger.
- It revitalizes and fulfills the nutritional needs of the body that may become insufficient now a days due to bad eating habits.
What are the perceived problems with Chaywanprash?
It is one of the greatest herbal tonics but due to its sweet taste, people are worried about health issues. In case of Chaywanprash, “sweet delicious” taste is an essential part of its therapeutic tonic properties.
- It must be understood that Ayurveda recommends honey or unrefined cane sugar for its preparation.
- It is the refined sugar that is harmful because it leaches the valuable minerals from our body reserves.
- After sugar, people have concern that should it be taken with milk or not? It should be taken with warm milk because the ingredients used in chyawanprash have hot potency so to retaliate it, one should drink milk with chyawanprash as milk has cold potency which mitigates the hot potency effect.