Although Chyawanprash can be consumed at any time, eating Chyawanprash at night is generally not recommended. That's because Chyawanprash can have certain effects on your body and mind, which make it more suitable for the morning or the afternoon. Here are several reasons why you may not want to take Chyawanprash at night.
Chyawanprash Boosts Energy
Due to its herbal makeup, Chyawanprash helps boost vitality, metabolism and energy. As such, taking it at nighttime might cause you to become too stimulated to sleep. That said, if you're looking for an evening boost, Chyawanprash is a safe and effective pick-me-up. In fact, many people enjoy taking it in the late afternoon to enjoy a lift through the evening.
Amla and Teeth
One of the main ingredients in Chyawanprash is amla berry or amalaki, a powerful fruit that helps to rid the body of ama, or toxins. However, amla is considered fairly acidic and it shouldn't be taken immediately before bed, as its acidic nature can cause ill effects for your teeth. It's important to note that although it seems logical that brushing your teeth could help, toothbrushing can actually cause the acids to penetrate deeper into your teeth.
Chyawanprash is Best on an Empty Stomach
As mentioned above, Chyawanprash should not be taken at bedtime, but some people wonder if Chyawanprash can be taken after dinner. Since Chyawanprash is best taken on an empty stomach to allow the nutrients to penetrate deeper into the body without interference from digestion, it's best to take Chyawanprash before meals. Although eating Chyawanprash at night is generally not recommended, it's still perfectly safe to do so. To learn more about the ideal times to consume Chyawanprash, read "When should we eat Chyawanprash?".