Description/Directions: Chyavanprash, balancing to all doshas, is a traditional ayurvedic herbal jam made in a base of amalaki fruit, a rich source of antioxidants. This excellent rejuvenative nourishes and strengthens the body, providing energy and vitality. It's suitable for both children and adults. Chyavanprash has long been an important and popular formula in ayurveda, its legend dates back thousands of years. It is said that the elderly sage, Chayavana, desiring strength and vitality had attained an immeasurable life span by using the beneficial formulation that now bears his name.
Chyavanprash stimulates metabolism and enkindles the digestive fire. It is useful for debility, fatigue and bolstering the body against the effects of a stressful lifestyle. Having a special affinity for the lungs, Chyavanprash is useful for conditions such as colds, flu, asthma, allergies, chest congestion and coughs. The energizing herbs support the proper function of the immune system and help maintain health and well-being throughout the year.
Chyavanprash tastes great due to its honey, ghee (clarified butter) and cane sugar base. These ingredients not only taste good, they serve as "carriers" that deliver herbs deep into the various tissue systems in the body. Banyan Botanical's Chyavanprash, the one pictured above and sold by KK Ayurveda, is the most delicious I've tried.
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons a day. I eat it from a spoon but you can put it on toast or stir it into warm milk.