Chyawanprash ingredients and Its Benefits
Published on Feb 03, 2022
By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience
Have you ever wondered about the myriad of ingredients of Chyawanprash and their benefits? Well, with over 50+ Chyawanprash ingredients, it may take you hours to research each to even get a brief understanding of the Chyawanprash benefits. This is also why we decided to write this quick read about the ingredients of Chyawanprash and their benefits in promoting long-term immunity.
What are the key Chyawanprash Benefits?
If you searched for “What’s in Chyawanprash?” and ended up on this blog, you are about to get your answer.
But before jumping to the role of the key Chyawanprash ingredients, let's understand the key Chyawanprash benefits.
- Chyawanprash boosts long-term immunity
- It combats infections
- Chyawanprash helps fight seasonal allergies
- It promotes digestion
- It improves stamina and energy
- Chyawanprash revitalizes you
- It improves vital organ health
- It supports mental health
Chyawanprash is known to have a wide range of benefits with only the key benefits being mentioned in this list.
Top Chyawanprash Ingredients
Unlike other Ayurvedic formulations that have one or two herbs as key cornerstone ingredients, Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic mixture that provides benefits from several scientifically proven ingredients. This is also why Dr. Vaidya’s MyPrash Chyawanprash for Daily Health has 44 ingredients.
Let’s understand the functions and benefits of the key Chyawanprash ingredients a little in detail:
Amla (Phyllanthus emblica)
Amla fruit is the single-most-important ingredient in Chyawanprash. It’s also the best natural source of vitamin C in the world. The Vitamin C found in Amla boosts your immunity and combats infections. This is what builds long term immunity in your body, with which you can say goodbye to seasonal infections and even protect yourself from viruses like COVID.
Amla in Chyawanprash also improves your skin and hair!
Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
Grapes are not just tasty but also help nourish and strengthen your vitality. This ingredient helps strengthen the lungs while combating weakness and fatigue.
Bala (Sida cordifolia)
Bala is a Rasayana (rejuvenating) herb that works from the inside out to strengthen the body. This herb also promotes weight control and protects vital organs with its antioxidant properties.
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
Gokshura is a popular Ayurvedic herb that’s known for its immunity-boosting properties. With this herb, you can expect a boost in energy, vitality, stamina, and strength.
Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata)
Jivanti is known for its use in treating cough, urinary infections and fever. It can also help nourish the body and improve eye vision.
Pippali (Piper longum)
Pippali or Indian long pepper is a Rasayana (rejuvenating) herb that contains anti-allergic and antimicrobial properties. This helps improve digestion and liver function while combating cough and asthma.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
Giloy is a popular Ayurvedic herb that’s known to supercharge your immune system. It helps prevent infections like colds and seasonal allergies. It also helps remove toxins from the body!
Vasa (Justicia adhatoda)
Vasa, also known as Adulasa, is a herb that is best known for its use in the treatment of colds and various types of coughs. This herb can help ease your breathing while supporting your body’s immunity.
Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa)
Pushkarmool is one of the most potent Chyawanprash ingredients as it helps combat respiratory allergies and improves breathing with its anti-histaminic and broncho-dilatory properties. It also naturally lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Haritaki contains laxative, purgative, antioxidant, and astringent properties. This helps cleanse your body of toxins, improve digestion, promote weight loss, and boost immunity, all at one go!
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
Punarnava is a powerful Ayurvedic herb that contains antioxidant, antimicrobial, and diuretic properties. It helps boost the health of vital organs like kidneys, heart, and liver.
Pure honey is used as a sweetener in Chyawanprash but also has several health benefits. It relieves sore throat, promotes digestion, supports weight loss, and improves hair and skin health.
Ghee (Clarified butter)
Pure cow Ghee has many Chyawanprash nutrients. It helps lower cholesterol levels, boosts digestion, promotes appetite, and elevates energy levels.
Here, we have only mentioned 13 of the 50+ herbs found in the Chyawanprash ingredients list.
But Why are There over 50 Chyawanprash Ingredients?
Depending on which brand's Chyawanprash you are looking at, you will find most brands including over 35 ingredients with Amla, ghee, and sugar being the core ones.
Chyawanprash has these many ingredients because it works on different layers of your health. The various Chyawanprash benefits are the cumulative effect of all these ingredients. Many of these herbs have similar benefits but taking two different herbs with the same benefit is more effective than taking twice the amount of a single herb.
How are these Chyawanprash ingredients blended to make this mixture?
It's not just the Chyawanprash ingredients that are important, but how they are blended and processed is also just as important. Traditionally, Chyawanprash is cooked in a mixture of ghee, sugar, honey, Amla, and several Ayurvedic herbs. Most Chyawanprash products are made using a similar process.
However, a high-quality Chyawanprash composition distinguishes itself with the quality of its ingredients and batch size. Something as simple as using hand-churned ghee instead of machine-processed ghee can help improve the taste and efficacy of Chyawanprash. Making Chyawanprash in small batches can also help improve the quality of the product to ensure that you get the best possible Chyawanprash.
Are there different types of Chyawanprash?
Yes, there are! There are age-old generic Chyawanprash formulations and then there are more effective, evolved ones to suit your specific health needs. Let’s look at them:
Classic Chyawanprash: Chyawanprash that is made as per the traditional Vedic-era formulation is considered to be the Classic Chyawanprash. Dr. Vaidya’s MyPrash for Daily Health is a great example of an evolved, low sugar, but classic Chyawanprash for the whole family!
Sugar-free Chyawanprash: Since the high sugar content in classic Chyawanprash makes it unsuitable for diabetics, sugar-free Chyawanprash for diabetics was formulated. This product replaces the sugar with other taste enhancers like jaggery. The right sugar-free Chyawanprash for diabetes is free of any or all sweeteners and provide you with all the health benefits of Chyawanprash. Like Dr. Vaidya’s MyPrash for Diabetes Care! Chyawanprash without sugar contains Gudmar, Arjun, and Jamun. These herbs help improve blood sugar regulation while building your immunity and protecting your vital organs. Such a win-win for diabetics!
Post-pregnancy Chyawanprash: This is a ground-breaking idea to help new mothers recover faster and get stronger immunity. Dr. Vaidya’s MyPrash for Post Pregnancy Care contains Shatavari, Devdaru, Loha bhasma, and Shauktik bhasma. These herbs help improve milk production, relieve fatigue, and combat calcium loss, making it perfect for new mothers! All this, while building long term immunity in new mother’s and helping their bodies recover faster from the rigour of childbirth.
Can you make Chyawanprash at Home or Should you Buy it Online?
Yes, it is possible for you to make Chyawanprash at home. Of course, the downside of homemade Chyawanprash is that it’s difficult to get all the fresh ingredients which can result in inconsistent batches. It’s also expensive to make.
Instead, you can choose to buy Dr Vaidya’s MyPrash Chyawanprash products. These products are also made in small batches, just like how you would make it at home. However, the quality of ingredients is rigorously maintained to ensure your new jar of MyPrash for Daily Health provides the same effective benefits as the last one.
Along with MyPrash for Daily Health, the original formulation, MyPrash for Diabetes Care and MyPrash for Post Pregnancy Care are also specially formulated products. These products help boost long-term immunity while providing added benefits to diabetics and new mothers, respectively.
All in all, remember how the varied powerful Chyawanprash ingredients come together to build long term immunity in you and also boost your health in many other ways. And, pick the right Chyawanprash for your specialized needs after careful consideration. Through this blog, we have tried to make this decision easy for you! Here’s to your amazing health, dear reader.