Chyawanprash was first documented in the Charka Samhita in the 4th century BC. It is a traditional ayurvedic jam that is made from the Amalaki fruit and medicinal herbs, making it what is considered the ultimate Rayasana "rejuvenative" in Ayurvedic medicine.
Chyawanprash is a rich source of vitamin C that bolsters the immune system and supports the body's natural ability to produce hemoglobin and white blood cells. Amalaki aids in the elimination of ama (toxins) while building Ojas (the body's natural life sap), which strengthens the blood, liver, spleen, and respiratory system. It builds all bodily tissues, increases strength, alleviates coughs, asthma, gout, and urinary disorders, reduces gas, increases digestive properties, and is a natural laxative, pain reliever, and heart tonic.
In Ayurveda, digestion is thought to be initiated with the experience of taste, and Chyawanprash contains five of the six tastes (sweet, sour, pungent, bitter & astringent) and is tri-doshic (good for all the doshas). This formula stimulates metabolism and kindles Agni (digestive fire) without increasing the pitta dosha. It supports regular elimination, healthy blood glucose, and cholesterol levels and stimulates the GI tract, which promotes proper assimilation and metabolism as a whole.
Chyawanprash's chief ingredient is the Indian gooseberry or Amalaki (emblic myrobalans), which is cooked with ghee, sesame oil, and jaggery "Indian sugar" and contains about 30 herbs. The finished product is a thick syrup that is not unlike molasses but with a bright, sour, and spicy taste. It is an excellent method for daily herbal consumption and has been used for over a thousand years.
This product is named after the Risi Chyawn, who, at a very old age, became engaged to a young princess named Sukanya. He realized his age and weakened body would be a burden to her and sought out the help of the celestial physicians who invented Chyawanprash, which brought youthfulness and vigor.
The recommended dosage is 1-2 teaspoons each morning.