Chyawanprash is one of the most important and versatile Ayurvedic medicines that you can find. Chyawanprash is a nutritive polyherbal jam named after the sage Chyawan who reportedly used it to help enhance longevity and strength as he grew into old age.
Ayurvedic jams are intended to carry a number of herbs which can work for different purposes, and Chyawanprash is no different. Because of the significant number of medicinal herbs that are used in the jam, there can be a number of Chyawanprash uses.
The Most Popular Chyawanprash Uses
These are some of the most popular and effective Chyawanprash uses:
Chyawanprash is largely used for the health benefits it offers, including:
- Improving general health and immunity
- Increasing energy
- Promoting longevity
- Improving reproductive and sexual health
- Stimulating agni for better digestion and gut health
- Supporting detoxification
- Enhancing cognitive function
- Preventing and healing colds and illness
- Boosting respiratory health
- Enhancing skin health
To use Chyawanprash for general health benefits, it’s recommended that you slowly consume 1-2 teaspoons 15+ min before breakfast everyday. For best results, take consistently.
Chyawanprash is also useful for replenishing prana. Authentic Chyawanprash possesses high vibrations and life force.
In addition, authentic Chyawanprash aids detoxification for prana absorption and circulation and contains a high level of Pranik nutrients, which facilitate the rejuvenation of tissues.
To use Chyawanprash for prana replenishment, it’s important to make use of the maximum prana available to us each day. Therefore, it’s recommended that you consume 1-2 teaspoons between 4 a.m. and sunrise and before or after pranayama practice.
Enhancing Yoga, Meditation, or Pranayama Practice
Some people also enjoy using Chyawanprash to enhance their body, mind, and spirit connection for yoga and meditation practice. Chyawanprash contains all six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and pungent. One teaspoon can help you leverage the power of ‘rasa’ to nourish and strengthen the body, mind and spirit connection for lightness of being. This prepares you to fully experience and appreciate the essence of your being for yoga practice.
To use Chyawanprash to enhance yoga, meditation, or pranayama practice, consume 1-2 teaspoons on an empty stomach before practice.
Many people enjoy incorporating Chyawanprash into their morning routines or rituals. ‘Prash’ in Sanskrit refers to the concept of consuming food artfully or intentionally. Chyawanprash is meant to be consumed mindfully. This results in a meditative experience. A daily morning ritual with Chyawanprash also ensures you reap all of the health benefits Chyawanprash offers while replenishing prana and enhancing the body, mind, and spirit connection.
These are just a few of the more popular Chyawanprash uses. Chyawanprash is a versatile and powerful herbal remedy that can be used to treat a variety of ailments as well as promote better health and longevity.
Reviewed by Dr. Jayant Lokhande, MD (Botanical Drugs), MBA (Biotechnology)