You might have listened to your mom and had a spoonful of chyawanprash every morning for years but convincing the next generation may not be as easy. Your kids might ask for a reason why they should have chyawanprash everyday. So here we have listed some 13 excellent health benefits of Chyawanprash to arm you with all the necessary information.
1. Bolsters Immunity
First thing that you associate with Chyawanprash is immunity, making it a compulsive addition to your diet especially during changing seasons. The main component of chyawanprash is Amla, i.e., Indian gooseberry which is extremely rich in vitamin C helping in bolstering the immune system.
Chyawanprash strengthens your liver and helps in proper digestion of food. This according to ayurveda, helps in removing ama (endotoxins) from your body and producing ojas (vigour). Ojas is an energy or essence that governs strength, beauty, longevity, mental health and emotional wellness. That’s what you do your week-long detox or visit your spa for, right? What if you can make it a part of your regime with just a spoonful every day?
3. Blood Purification
Chyawanprash boosts the production of haemoglobin and white blood cells in your body. It detoxifies and purifies your blood, restoring its pH level, temperature and water balance. It also cleanses your liver, spleen and lungs at the same time. Just to remind, purifying your blood gives you clearer, acne-free skin, if that matters.
4. Maintains Blood Glucose and Promote Heart Health
The presence of amla and black sesame seed oil in chyawanprash have been proven to not just stabilize your blood sugar levels but also reduce the bad cholesterol in your body. Apart from this, it also helps in lowering down your blood pressure and body weight as these are healthy fats. Chyawanprash offers a defensive mechanism against stroke and vascular diseases, making your heart strong to prevent these syndromes. So if you’re getting worried about improving your PUFAs and controlling the rising cholesterol in your health reports, make sure chyawanprash is a part of your morning breakfast.
5. Clears Respiratory Passages
Winter season brings along infections, cold and flu. Chyawanprash is a great lung tonic that strengthens your mucous membrane, reducing the build up of cough and mucous especially during winter months. It clears your respiratory path and reduces the susceptibility to cough and cold due to viral and bacterial infections. It also prevents respiratory ailments such as asthma and chronic bronchitis.
6. Strength and Energy
One of the lesser known benefits of Chyawanprash is that its composition promotes muscle mass by improving synthesis of protein and absorption of all essential nutrients from your food. As it tones all the tissues of the body and helps building healthy muscle mass, this herbal jam is a great energy booster and also increases your body strength.
7. Revitalizes Skin Cells
Chyawanprash significantly helps reduce damage from free radicals and revitalizes your skin cells, providing adequate nutrition to your skin, helping it to remain youthful, supple and glowing, reducing early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, greying of hair and skin photoaging. It provides the necessary cellular nutrition that promotes longevity. The high dose of anti oxidants in chyawanprash that help in reducing free radical loss promote revitalization of skin cells and gives you healthy, glowing skin.
8. Nourishes Reproductive System
Chyawanprash is a rasayana that works on Shukra dhatu of the body which is the ayurvedic fundamental for sexual health for both men and women. Not only does it improve fertility and help your sperm count, increase sperm motility and nourish your overall reproductive system, it also is great for boosting libido and replenish your body with vital energies for healthy sexual activity. Chyawanprash improves your sexual stamina and strengthens your reproductive organs and prevents sexual dysfunction.
9. Memory and Mental Health
Chyawanprash provides neuroprotective benefits to your body as it contains black sesame oil and ghee- both the rich sources of alpha linolenic acid that help in stopping the cognitive decline due to increasing age. Chyawanprash boosts memory, concentration, intelligence and overall cognitive health, making it indispensable not just during growing age but also during the process of ageing. Apart from this, it also contains crucial anti anxiety and anti depressant compounds. All in all, Chyawanprash is great for not just your memory but also your overall mental health.
10. Digestion and Metabolism
Chyawanprash incorporates different tastes in one such as sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent. These tastes when sensed on the tongue or the taste buds trigger the digestive system to produce essential enzymes and digestive juices that are required for a complete digestion of food. Including all these tastes in just a spoonful of chyawanprash help in curbing your food cravings and prevent overeating by improving the satiety value of your meal. Into the bargain, Chyawanprash stimulates digestive fire, known as agni in ayurveda and supports healthy defecation. Various ingredients such as cardamom, cinnamon, long pepper, ginger and saffron increase the energy of Agni in your body while ghee and mulethi pacify the heat in the pitta dosha, on the whole balancing out the metabolism in the body.
- Chyawanprash is a herbal health supplement that can be taken once or twice daily. While adults can take a teaspoon or two, children are suggested to take half a teaspoon.
- Chyawanprash can either be taken directly or mixed into hot milk.
- If you are fond of its taste, you can spread it on a slice of bread and make your own healthy sandwich. Kids also love to get it spread on a roti or paratha and roll it up for quick bites.