Chyavanprash, also referred to as Chyawanprash, Chyawanaprash and Chayavanaprash, is a jelly-like concoction prepared as per traditional Indian Ayurvedic texts. The mixture of Chyavanprash may comprise up to 49 different herbs; with some of the more widely recognized ingredients being honey, ghee, sugar, triphala, berries, and sesame oil. Due to its numerous benefits, it is widely prepared, sold, and consumed throughout India as a dietary supplement. Chyavanprash first originated from the traditional Indian holy books such as Puranas and Mahabharat. It was first rumored to be developed for the rishi Chyavana over 10,000 years ago, and the first ever documented formulae of Chyavanprash appeared in Chakara Samhita in ancient Ayurvedic text. The taste of Chyavanprash can be described as sweet as well as sour; the dominant ingredients you are likely to taste are ghee and honey. The smell on the other hand, is of ghee (clarified butter), and various spices; the most obvious of which are cardamom, cinnamon, and sandalwood. The texture is usually dark brown to tannish, and tarry or viscous to the touch.
Chyavanprash is an herbal tonic commonly used for general well being, as an immune booster, and is known for its energizing capacity that revitalizes numerous areas of your body. It promotes longevity by acting as an anti-aging tonic. What makes Chyavanprash such a powerful immune booster is the ingredient of Amla Rasayana which contains more vitamin C than an orange. In addition, Chyavanprash has proved to be quite useful for supporting the normal functioning of your respiratory system. It is also used for digestive health, as it is known for balancing the stomach acids, allowing your stomach walls to better absorb nutrients into the bloodstream. Due to Chyavanprash being a composition of up to 49 different healthy herbs; the list of benefits is quite long, and this mixture is usually targeted towards the overall well being of one's entire body.