Chyawanprash FAQs

Where did Chyawanprash originate?

5000 years ago, Sage Chyawan invented this herbal remedy in his deep meditation. He used this food artfully and scientifically to enhance vitality and longevity.

How do you pronounce Chyawanprash?

The translation of Chyawanprash in Sanskrit to English has resulted in a variety of spelling variations, including chyawanprash, chyavanprash, chyavanaprasam, chamanprash, and chyavanaprjasha. PIOR Living uses the spelling “chyawanprash” pronounced “chah-vahn-prash.”

Who should use Chyawanprash?

Those interested in improving their general health and wellness, those who wish to deepen their Yoga and meditation practice, and everyone in between can consume Chyawanprash as it is an herbal remedy with multiple systemic health benefits.

Is Chyawanprash safe for toddlers?

Yes, Chyawanprash is suitable from 2 years old with dosing of 1/8 teaspoon. See more dosage and use recommendations.

Can Chyawanprash be taken during pregnancy?

Yes! It is considered safe and supportive for both the mother and the baby in the womb.

When is the best time to consume Chyawanprash?

The best time to consume Chyawanprash is in the morning, at least 15 minutes before breakfast and preferably at sunrise or upon rising, before yoga or meditation practice.

Are the ingredients organic?

Our ingredients are either organic or wild-crafted, which means that the plants are harvested from their wild habitat.

Where are the Chyawanprash herbs sourced from?

Our herbs are sourced from organic farms and wild jungles throughout India.

Why isn't your Chyawanprash certified organic?

Many of the herbs used in our Chyawanprash are harvested from the wild. Since plants existing in natural environments cannot be certified organic, our Chyawanprash cannot carry an organic seal.

How is Chyawanprash stored?

Chyawanprash should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration is not required.

Ghruta FAQs

What is Ghruta?

Ghruta is a premium, cultured ghee made in the ancient Ayurveda traditions to honor the mind, body, and spirit.

How is Ghruta different than ghee?

Unlike most commercially-available ghee, which is made from Jersey cows with A1 protein milk, and is manufactured by heating butter and straining it, Ghruta is made from free range, grass fed A2 Indian Gir cows and is handcrafted using techniques that honor Ayurveda traditions. Read more about the the difference between clarified butter, ghee, Ghruta and Ghrita.

Is PIOR Living Ghruta all natural?

Yes, PIOR Living Ghruta is made from free range, grass-fed Indian Gir cows that roam the Gujarati plains and forests of India. We do not use any preservatives.

How is Ghruta stored?

Ghruta is shelf stable, meaning refrigeration is not required. It is required that the label has a “best before date” which is generally 2-3 years, but Ghruta is often intentionally aged, which enhances the taste, smell, and medicinal value over time (the longer it is stored, the whiter in color it will become). In Ayurveda, Ghruta is known to be stored indefinitely; its value increasing the more it is aged. In fact, people can expect to pay a significant amount for 100 or 150 year old Ghruta.

How is Ghruta superior to other oils?

  • Ghruta has a high smoke point of 250 degrees Celsius (482 degrees Fahrenheit), making it ideal for high heat cooking.
  • Unlike regular butter, Ghruta is non-allergenic due to the production process which removes milk solids like casein and lactose.
  • Ghruta is Ayurveda's favorite fat as it is deeply nourishing and considered a superior carrier oil, meaning it can pass through the lipid membranes of cells, drawing vitamins and minerals from the herbs and food consumed with it deep into the body's tissues.

What are the uses of Ghruta besides consuming?

  • Ghruta can be used directly on the skin as a lotion, cream, moisturizer, shaving gel, anti-aging serum, and treatment for burns and rashes.
  • In Ayurveda, Ghruta is considered one of the best substances for abhyanga (oil massage) and has been used for thousands of years to cleanse and nourish the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. It can also be applied to the hair as a thickening and shining agent.
  • Ghruta can also be made into candles to illuminate the home, purify the air, and foster a spiritual and peaceful energy.

Why does each batch of Ghruta differ slightly?

PIOR Living Ghruta may also have slight variations in color, texture, and consistency due to:

  • Hand-crafted production techniques - Our Ghruta is carefully crafted in small batches according to ancient Ayurvedic methods.
  • Season - Since our Indian Gir cows are grass-fed and free to roam the Gujarati plains and forests of India, they eat the various wild plants available during each season.
  • Temperature - Ghruta may become more liquid or more solid depending on temperature.

Why does my Ghruta have beige or brown specks or clumps?

Some Ghruta jars may contain beige or brown specks or clumps also known as Kitu! Kitu is said to be very nutritious and auspicious, as it's a sign the ghee has been prepared according to the purest Ayurvedic methods and is seen as a blessing from the Gir cow.

Why isn't PIOR Living Ghruta certified organic?

The PIOR Living Indian Gir cows are free to roam the Gir Forest and eat the wild plants and grasses as they please. Organic certification would require feeds to be certified organic and the farmers would have to keep their herds in confined spaces instead of allowing them to roam free. 

Do your Gir cows come from ahimsa (nonviolent) pastures?

Yes, PIOR Living Gir cows are grass-fed, pasture-raised, and milked by free will, and not by force to give priority to the feeding of calves. In addition, the PIOR Gir cows are never sacrificed or consumed and the breed is generationally sustained.

General FAQs

What is your return policy?

We stand behind all of our products. If you’re unhappy, we offer an exchange or full refund within 30 days of the time the product is shipped to you. To receive a refund, please contact us at

What is your shipping policy?

Domestic shipping & handling is $6.95. For domestic shipments (USA), please allow 2-4 business days after shipment for your package to arrive.