Chyawanprash, also spelled chyavanaprasha, chyavanaprash, chyavanaprasam and chyawanaprash, is a jam-like mixture of herbs, spices, and other ingredients, prepared as per the Ayurvedic traditions. It is widely consumed in India and various other countries, because of its claimed health benefits.
Various Indian holy books like Mahabharat, Puranas etc., relate that the 'Royal Vaids', named 'Ashwini Kumar brothers', the twins, who were medical advisers to Devas during Vedic times (10,000 years ago), first prepared this formulation for Chyawan Rishi at his Ashram on Dhosi Hill near Narnaul, Haryana, India), hence the name Chyawanprash. The first historically documented formula for chywanprash appears in Charaka Samhita, the ancient Ayurvedic treatise.
Appearance and Usage
It is a brown-colored, sticky paste with the consistency of jam and a sweet/sour/spicy taste. It can be eaten directly or mixed in warm milk or water. It can be used like any other jam, spread onto crackers or bread.
The main ingredient is amla (also known as Indian gooseberry), which is rich in Vitamin C (445 mg/100g), About 20g of amla contains the Dietary Reference Intake of Vitamin C. Anti-aging benefits claimed due to chyawanprash can be due to the anti-oxidant effect of Vitamin C. Indication from ayurvedic classical texts:- it relieves cough, dyspnoea, fever, emaciation, heart diseases, arthritis, urinary complaints, diseases related to semen, coarseness of speech. It gives strength for children, old people, person weakened after accident; It increases digestive power, intelligence, memory, complexion and it helps in bowel movements, gives strength to all sense organs, and increases sexual power. (Ref: Ashtangahridayam)
The real recipe of chyavanprash is given in ayurvedic texts like Ashtangahridayam, Charakasamhita, Sangandharasamhita,etc. Nowadays different companies are making chyavanprash in their own ways by removing some ingredients and adding their own. The number of herbs used in preparation of the paste varies from 25 to 80, but the main ingredient of all Chyawanprash is amla. Unfortunately someone has edited the original list below and replaced it with a modern commercial recipe that is NOT the one found in the above reference Ayurvedic texts, which obviously do not use the same ingredient twice (Ashwagandha). This person clearly knows so little about Ayurveda that he/she does not even recognise that Amla is not the only common ingredient in all variations of Chyvanaprasha and in fact they all contain Triphala which includes Amla. Other chief ingredients are:
blue Egyptian water lily
Indian rose chestnut
feather foil plant (Phyllanthus niruri or Bhumiamalaki)
Giant potato (Ipomoea mauritiana or Kiribadu Ala)
Long pepper (Piper longum)
Malabar nut (Seed of Adhatoda vasica)
Spreading hogweed (Boerhavia diffusa)
Tiger's claw or Ice plant
Wild black gram
Winter cherry (or Ashwaghanda)
What you will get
You will get a 1kg factory sealed brand new container of Dabur Chyawanprash.
When will you receive it
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You will paty all return postage charges, we will refund cost of product minus any postage charges. Item must be returned within 14 days unopened.
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1kg Dabur Chyawanprash Ayurvedic Herbal Jam Tonic 1000g Immune 1 kg health India
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