What you need to know: Chyawanprash is an herbal jam that is one of the key rejuvenative tonics used in ayurvedic medicine. It is a powerful ancient adaptogenic herbal formula that helps to increase energy, balance hormones, support the immune system and liver function – purifying the blood and eliminating toxins. With amla (Indian gooseberry) as its main ingredient, it is one of the highest sources of vitamin C, helping to retain the strength of collagen and minimizing the wrinkling and aging of the skin. Its benefits are far reaching, helping to support the body in almost every function, and preventing the onset of disease.
Why you should try it: Referred to as the “elixir of life,” chyawanprash contains between 35 to 70 herbs including purnarnava, ashwagandha, haritaki and shatavri, in addition to the healing fats, ghee (clarified butter) and sesame oil. It was created in 4th century B.C. by the vedic sage Chyawan Rishi for his own rejuvenation and revitalization. According to ayurvedic text, chyawanprash supports digestion, maintains moisture in the lungs, improves memory and concentration, helps to build bone while slowing down the rate of aging.
Let’s get together: Being an herbal jam, chyawanprash can be used in a multiple of ways. It can be eaten on a raw seed cracker, thrown into a smoothie, added to a warm cup of tea, or even eaten alone. Traditionally in India it is stirred into a warm glass of milk, or added into a cup of chai tea. It has a slightly sweet herbal taste, which is different than we are used to, but once tried, it is quite palatable and even enjoyable. Try Chyawanprash by Organic India to ensure that you are getting one of the most authentic formulas with ingredients taken directly from ayurvedic texts.