CHYAWANPRASH FOR HEALTH
Chyawanprash is a powerful herbal remedy in the Ayurveda arsenal. With the rapid spread of Coronavirus around the world, it has become a matter of necessity to boost immunity and improve overall health and well-being. Many ayurvedic doctors of repute have suggested daily consumption of Chyawanprash as a way to strengthen the immune system. The ministry of AYUSH in India has also backed this, and postulates the effectiveness of the same.
WHAT IS CHYAWANPRASH?
Chyawanprash is commonly known to us by its dark, sticky and herbal paste-like appearance. This ayurvedic medicine is extremely potent and is widely available as well. It comprises predominantly of Amla or the Indian gooseberry mixed with a number of ayurvedic herbs. These ingredients, formulated together form an extremely powerful medicine. In combination with the ghee, sugarcane, sesame oil and pure, raw honey, the mixture called Chyawanprash works efficiently in supporting overall improvement in health, promoting better functioning of the respiratory system, and improving immunity.
Amla is the most prominent ingredient in Chyawanprash and has immense positive effects. Amla is renowned for its powerful antioxidant action, and in the concentrated form, it rejuvenates the body and strengthens it to fight against any disease or infection. Amla is also rich in vitamin C and helps reduce blood pressure.
Ghee is clarified butter. In its purest form it is removed of all milk solids. It is also a carrier allowing the medicinal herbs to reach the body tissues deeply and heal them from the inside. Ghee has anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to improve cardiovascular health. It is also responsible for the thick creamy consistency of Chyawanprash. Ghee also makes it easy to consume the concoction.
Sesame oil also serves as a carrier for the medicinal herbs. Additionally, it also has the effect of reducing cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Honey does not just serve the purpose of sweetening the mixture. Rather it is a potent therapeutic ingredient in itself which boasts of numerous health benefits. Honey is a great source of antioxidants. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Honey soothes and restores the respiratory tract and the stomach as well. All these make it an important ingredient in Chyawanprash. Only the best, natural raw honey is used in making Chyawanprash.
The herbal blend in Chyawanprash is a combination of about 50 herbs each of which has its own medicinal effect. Some of the herbs are Vanshlochan (a siliceous white resin obtained from the nodal region of certain types of bamboo), cardamom, cinnamon, holy basil leaves, ashwagandha leaves, long pepper, etc. Ayurveda has always prescribed herbs as a natural means to fight any disease or ailment. The mix of herbs in Chyawanprash and the effectiveness of the same is a result of the careful choice of herbs, proportions, all of which work collectively to improve digestion, boost immunity, promote better circulation, and thereby effectively keep the body healthy.
BENEFITS OF CHYAWANPRASH
- Rejuvenates all body tissues.
- Improves overall strength and vigor in the body.
- Kindles agni or the digestive fire.
- Purifies the entire respiratory system.
- Aids in regular body elimination.
- Improves immunity.
METHOD OF CONSUMPTION
Chyawanprash can be consumed directly; about 1-2 teaspoons a day. It can also be mixed with warm water or milk for better taste. The texture and sweetness makes it a tasty and healthy replacement for jam as well.
With such immense health benefits, it is wise to help the body stay fit by following a daily ayurvedic ritual of Chyawanprash consumption. Ayush has a number of skilled ayurvedic practitioners who are happy to provide the best herbal medicines and remedies to help improve your health and manage any disease or illness.