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Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash
Chyawanprash is a comprehensive herbal tonic with almost 50 ingredients. It is considered as an Ayurvedic Rasayana which helps to improve immunity and physical strength.
Chyawanprash also helps to remove toxins from the body and improves heart health by lowering cholesterol levels. It is good for improving vigor, vitality and delays the aging process due to its antioxidant properties.
Chyawanprash is also useful in improving brain functions including memory by acting as a brain tonic. It also improves skin complexion and fights against skin infections due to its antioxidant and anti-microbial properties[1].
Taking 1-2 tablespoons of Chyawanprash along with warm milk prevents cold and improves the immunity of children due to its rich vitamin C content[1].

What is Chyawanprash made of?

What is the source of Chyawanprash?

Plant Based

Benefits of Chyawanprash

1. Cough
Chyawanprash is one of the best Ayurv
edic remedies to control cough associated with common cold when taken daily. A cough is a common ailment which usually happens with cold. It is commonly known as Kapha disorder in Ayurveda. A cough is generally caused by the accumulation of mucus in the respiratory tract. Taking Chyawanprash with honey helps to balance Kapha and rejuvenates the lungs. This is due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.
Tips:
a. Take 2-3 teaspoon of Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with honey and have it once or twice a day before taking food.
c. Repeat daily especially during winters to prevent cough.

2. Asthma
Chyawanprash helps to control the symptoms of asthma and gives relief in case of breathlessness. According to Ayurveda, the main doshas involved in asthma are Vata and Kapha. The vitiated ‘Vata’ combines with deranged ‘Kapha dosha’ in the lungs causing obstruction in the respiratory passage. This results in difficulty in breathing. This condition is known as Swas Roga (asthma). Taking Chyawanprash helps to balance Kapha and remove excess mucus from the lungs. This gives relief from the symptoms of asthma.
Tips:
a. Take 2-3 teaspoons of Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with honey and have it once or twice a day before taking food.

3. Recurrent infection
Chyawanprash helps to control recurrent infections like cough and cold, allergic rhinitis due to change in weather. Chywanpash is one of the best Ayurvedic remedies for such conditions. Regular use of Chywanprash helps to increase immunity to fight against recurrent infections due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.
Tips:
a. Take 2-3 teaspoons of Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with milk or honey and have it once or twice a day before taking food.
c. Repeat daily for 1-2 months especially during winters.

4. Malnutrition
Malnutrition can be correlated to Karshya disease in Ayurveda. This is due to the lack of nutrients and improper digestion. Regular use of Chyawanprash helps to fight against malnutrition. This is due to its Balya (strength provider) property. Chyawanprash provides instant energy and fulfills the calorie requirement of the body.
Tips:
a. Take 2-3 teaspoons of Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with milk or honey and have it once or twice a day before taking food.
c. Repeat daily for 1-2 months.

5. Poor memory
Regular intake of Chyawanprash helps to enhance memory. According to Ayurveda, poor memory is due to an inactivity of Kapha or aggravation of Vata dosha. Taking Chywanprash helps in balancing Vata and improves memory. This is due to its Medhya (improves intelligence) property.
Tips:
a. Take 2-3 teaspoons of Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with milk or honey and have it once or twice a day before taking food.

Precautions when using Chyawanprash

Breastfeeding
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Avoid Chyawanprash during breastfeeding or use after consulting the doctor.
Pregnancy
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Avoid Chyawanprash during pregnancy or use it after consulting the doctor.

Recommended Dosage of Chyawanprash

  • Chyawanprash Paste - Take 2-4 teaspoon twice a day[11].

How to use Chyawanprash

1. Chyawanprash
a. Take 2-4 teaspoon Chyawanprash.
b. Mix with milk or honey.
c. Have it once or twice a day before taking food.

Frequently asked questions

Q. When should we take Chyawanprash?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
The best time to take Chyawanprash is before breakfast. It can also be taken at night preferably 1-2 hours after taking dinner.

Q. Can we eat Chyawanprash in summers?

scientific
Modern Science View
There is not enough scientific evidence available to support the consumption of Chyawanprash in summers.
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Chyawanprash can be consumed in summers. One of the main ingredients of Chyawanprash is Amla which has Sita (cold) property and thus is good during summer season. It also helps to improve immunity due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.
However, it is advisable to take Chyawanprash in small quantity if you have a weak digestive system.

Q. Is it mandatory to drink hot milk after eating Chyawanprash?

scientific
Modern Science View
No, it is not mandatory to drink hot milk after taking Chyawanprash. However, Chyawanprash may cause a slight burning sensation in the stomach which can be avoided if hot milk is taken after consuming Chyawanprash.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for immunity?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for the immune system. Chyawanprash is rich in vitamin C and acts as an immune stimulator. The presence of vitamin C enhances the immune system and reduces the incidences of common cold and flu. Its immune-stimulatory property increases the production as well as the proliferation of various immune cells. This helps in strengthening the immune response[1-3].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for kids?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for kids. It helps to build body tissue, thereby promoting growth[7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Chyawanprash is good for kids because it gives strength and improves immunity. This is because of its Balya (strength provider) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for the brain?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for the brain. Chyawanprash has potent antioxidant activity along with the ability to nourish brain cells. It may be useful in enhancing memory and improving coordination among various body parts. It also helps in increasing retention and learning ability. Chyawanprash may also be useful in having a calming effect on the central nervous system. It reduces anxiety and other stress-related disorders. This helps to sleep better[1][3][4].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for acidity?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be useful in managing acidity. Chyawanprash promotes digestion and helps in easy excretion. This may help in getting rid of acidity, flatulence as well as dyspepsia[1][3][5].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for asthma?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be useful in managing asthma. Chyawanprash helps in keeping the respiratory tract well hydrated which reduces the symptoms of asthma such as cough[1][5].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for cold?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for cold. Chyawanprash is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant, which is responsible for strengthening the immune system. It is also helpful in maintaining the appropriate moisture level in the respiratory tract. These properties together help fight infections better thus reducing the incidence of common cold[1][3][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for constipation?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be useful in managing constipation. Chyawanprash relieves intestinal inflammation and also has laxative property. This helps in easy removal of waste from the body[1][3][5].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Taking Chyawanprash regularly helps to improve digestion. It also adds bulk to the stool and manages constipation. This is because of its Rechana (laxative) nature.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for cholesterol?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash contains certain components that may lower cholesterol levels in the blood[1][6][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for diabetics?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash may be useful in managing type II diabetes. Chyawanprash contains natural sweetener honey that does not increase blood sugar as rapidly as white sugar[1][6][8].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for digestion?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for digestion. Chyawanprash has laxative property due to which it promotes digestion, absorption and assimilation. It thus helps in the removal of accumulated waste and prevents indigestion[1][3][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for the eyes?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash may be good for the eyes. Chyawanprash acts as an eye tonic and may be useful in managing eye disorders and soreness[1][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for fever?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for managing fever. Chyawanprash has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is a rich source of vitamin C. It thus strengthens the immune system and helps in managing viral as well as intermittent fever[1][3][5][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for heart patients?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for heart patients as it is a great heart tonic. It enhances the supply of blood to heart muscles thereby improving the function of the heart. It is also useful in managing heart disorders by removing toxins from the blood and lowering cholesterol levels[1][5][7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Chyawanprash is good for heart patients as it helps to improve the strength of heart muscles and reduces overall weakness. This is due to its Balya (strength provider) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for jaundice?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash may be useful in managing jaundice[5].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for piles?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash may help in managing piles (or hemorrhoids). This is due to its laxative property. It adds bulk to stool and helps in easy removal of waste from the body[1][3][5][7][9].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for fertility?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be useful in promoting fertility. Taking Chyawanprash on a daily basis may help increase sex drive in both females and males. It may also help in regulating menstruation in females and improving the quality of semen inmen[1][3][7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, regular intake of Chyawanprash helps to promote general health and removes weakness in both men and women. This is because of its Balya (strength provider) property. Chyawanprash also helps to improve sexual performance in men due to its Vajikarna (aphrodisiac) nature.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for sleep?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be useful in imparting sound sleep. Chyawanprash contains certain components that have a calming effect on the central nervous system. This leads to reduced anxiety and other stress-induced problems, thereby resulting in sound sleep[1][3].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Chyawanprash is good for sleep. According to Ayurveda, an aggravated Vata dosha makes the nervous system sensitive which leads to Anidra (insomnia). Taking Chyawanprash helps in balancing Vata and calms the nervous system. This helps in improving sleep quality.

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for ulcer?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash contains certain components that have anti-ulcer property. It is effective against acidity due to which it may be useful in managing peptic ulcers[1][3][7][9].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for bodybuilding?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chyawanprash may be good for bodybuilding. It increases protein synthesis and helps tone your muscles and promote muscle mass. Chyawanprash also rejuvenates all the tissues in your body and provides overall strength and vigor[1][7].

Q. Is Chyawanprash good for allergies?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chyawanprash may be good for managing allergic reactions. This is due to the presence of antioxidants that have anti-allergic property[10].

Q. Can Chyawanprash be taken on an empty stomach?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Chyawanprash can be taken on an empty stomach but with milk. This is because Chyawanprash has Ushna (hot) property and milk helps in balancing the Ushna effect.

Q. Is it safe to use Chyawanprash when pregnant?

scientific
Modern Science View
Not enough scientific evidence is available to support the role of Chyawanprash during pregnancy. So it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Chyawanprash if you are pregnant.

Q. Does Chyawanprash help in weight loss?

scientific
Modern Science View
Not enough scientific evidence is available for the role of Chyawanprash in weight loss. However, some scientific research suggests that Chyawanprash might help be helpful in weight gain instead[12].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Generally, Chyawanprash does not cause weight loss. Chyawanprash helps to manage weakness and promote weight in case of malnutrition and underweight conditions because of its Balya (strength provider) property.

References

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