Ayurvedic Doctor’s Advice to Parents - Chyawanprash for Kids
by Dr. Surya Bhagwati on Feb 03, 2022
With the pandemic, flu season, and viral fevers making the rounds, you must take steps to strengthen the immunity of each family member. For many, this means bringing out the trusted Chyawanprash. But the question is, ‘Why should you invest in Chyawanprash for kids?’
This quick blog is written to help address this question. But why should you listen to my advice on the health and welfare of your kids?
I am Dr. Surya Bhagwati, an Ayurvedic doctor with over 30 years of experience in Ayurved as well as a caring mom.
So, be assured that the advice I’ll provide you here comes from a place of love for our future generations.
Health Benefits of Chyawanprash for Kids
You may already know the many Chyawanprash benefits, but your child’s immune system is different from yours and mine. Everyone has several types of immunity they possess or have acquired over time.
Is Chyawanprash Good for Health of Newborns?
Newborns have innate immunity from their mothers. This type of immunity is transferred from the mother to the baby through the placenta and breast milk. This is also why most doctors recommend breastfeeding your baby for at least six months.
While newborns cannot eat Chyawanprash, you can find Chyawanprash for new moms like MyPrash for Post Pregnancy Care out there. These specialized formulations provide the long-term immunity-boosting properties of Chyawanprash while improving calcium levels, boosting milk production, and speeding up postnatal recovery.
Is there a Chyawanprash for Children?
Children are explorers of their senses, including touch and taste – a major concern in today’s pandemic for all parents.
Additionally, at their early ages, their immune systems aren’t fully developed, making them more vulnerable to pathogens. This is also why your child gets sick with a cold, cough, or fever more frequently than you do. Fortunately, children can benefit from it when taken with the right Chyawanprash dosage.
In the case of MyPrash for Daily Health, kids over the age of 4 can be given one teaspoon, twice a day. While some kids can directly eat MyPrash, most prefer to take it with warm milk. Also, remember that a healthy diet is the foundation of a strong immune system.
Is there Evidence of the Benefits of Chyawanprash for Kids?
Yes. A clinical study was done on the efficacy of Chyawanprash on kids. This 6-month study was conducted in 702 schools with 627 kids. Their ages ranged from 5 to 12 years.
One group was asked to take 6 grams of Chyawanprash with a cup of milk, twice a day. The second group was only provided with milk and not Chyawanprash.
The researchers took a look at the number of times the kids got sick over the six months as well as the severity and duration of their illness.
In the end, it was found that the kids who didn’t consume Chyawanprash daily got sick twice as frequently as those who did.
What’s the Best Chyawanprash for Kids?
When it comes to Chyawanprash for kids, what to look for is a product that your child will actually enjoy eating.
There are a few Ayurvedic Chyawanprash for kids that have fruity flavours but they often have a diluted formulation.
I would recommend you start your kids off with classic Chyawanprash like MyPrash for Daily Health from the get-go. This can get them used to the taste while being able to enjoy the benefits of a full-strength Chyawanprash. Another great way to introduce Chyawanprash to kids is to give them Chakaash Toffees. Each of these toffees has less sugar than a spoon of Chyawanprash and are made with Chyawanprash ingredients.
How to Get your Kids to Eat Chyawanprash Willingly?
I have found that leading by example works best for getting kids to eat Chyawanprash. You should first eat Chyawanprash before you get your kids to do the same.
I got my children to eat Chyawanprash by eating it with them. Once they found it normal to have a Chyawanprash eating time in the mornings, they quickly got used to it.
This works far more effectively than having to run behind them with a spoon of Chyawanprash.