Chyawanprash is an herbal dietary supplement, which means that it’s generally not taken for the same reasons that someone would take a nutritional supplement.
For example, the protein in Chyawanprash is rather negligible. Also, while there are some calories, you’re not going to want to take the supplement specifically to supplement calories.
Rather than using Chyawanprash to fulfill nutritional deficiencies, like replenishing stores of vitamins, fats, carbs, or proteins, Chyawanprash is useful because it contains a large number of medicinal herbal compounds. Specifically, these compounds have powerful health boosting abilities.
That’s not to say that you won’t find any nutrients in Chyawanprash. In terms of conventional nutrition, there are certainly some calories and protein. Here is an example of the nutrients that you’ll be able to obtain from a single serving of authentic PIOR Living Chyawanprash.
- Chyawanprash Calories: 35 (7.2 calories from fat).
- Total fat: 0.7 grams (1% of your daily intake)
- 0.3 grams of saturated fat (1.5% of your daily intake)
- Sugars: 4 grams
- Cholesterol: 0% of your daily intake
- Sodium: 6 grams
- Total carbs: 6 grams (2.5% of your daily intake)
- Carbs from fiber: 3 grams (12% of your daily intake)
- Carbs from sugar: 4 grams
- Protein: 0.14 grams
As you can see, Chyawanprash is not a notable source of standard dietary nutrients. Rather, Chyawanprash shines because of the variety and potency of its herbal ingredients.
Herbal Benefits of Chyawanprash
There are a lot of different herbal substances found in Chyawanprash. These are responsible for most of its health benefits.
Some of the most prominent and healthful components of Chyawanprash include:
- Cow ghee. Chyawanprash is formulated in a base of cow ghee, which functions as an anupan. This means that it absorbs the medicinal components of the various herbal substances used in chyawanprash and helps draw them into the body. Ghee is also cooling, soothing, and balancing to all 3 doshas on its own.
- Amla. The major component of chyawanprash is amla, a powerful tridoshic fruit that helps to aid the body in detoxification.
- Long pepper fruit, also known as pippali, is closely related to black pepper and is one of the most renown Ayurvedic herbs. It’s revered for its ability to help maintain digestion.
- Ashwagandha. Many chyawanprash preparations contain ashwagandha, a powerful adaptogen herb that helps to balance the hormones and bring about peace of mind.
- Ginger. Ginger is a prized Ayurvedic herb known for its ability to stimulate and repair digestion as well as fight inflammation.
- Holy basil is a powerful herb, another adaptogen which is known for boosting immunity and helping to balance emotions.
These are just a select few of the 30+ ingredients included in Chyawanprash. The unique mixture of herbal components allows Chyawanprash the ability to help bring about balance in all areas of a person’s health.
Reviewed by Dr. Jayant Lokhande, MD (Botanical Drugs), MBA (Biotechnology)