Chyavanprash – Protection against Colds & Flu’s
Ayurveda offers a powerful ancient herbal formula to help protect against winter colds and flu’s. Chyavanprash is an immune boosting Rasayana or rejuvenating tonic for both the body and mind. Known as “The Elixir of Life”, it has been used in India for thousands of years. Generations of families, young children to grandparents, have been taking a heaping spoonful of Chyavanprash daily as an all-around health tonic.
An elderly sage, Rishi Chyavana, formulated this special combination of anti-aging herbs to attain a long lifespan, youthfulness, strength, and vitality. The legend goes that he wanted to stay healthy, fit, and disease free for his young bride.
The combination of 20 to 40 synergistic herbs is one of the most effective natural anti-oxidants available today.
Chyavanprash is a nutritive jam made of Amla berries. It’s main ingredient, Amla fruit, is THE richest, natural source of Vitamin C. Ascorbic Acid, known as vitamin C, helps fight against the common cold, cough, chest congestion, allergies, asthma and respiratory infections. It works on the immune system of the body, protecting against everyday infections as well as serious cancers.
Chyavanprash also contains Ashwagandha, Shatavari,, and many other energizing and purifying herbs. These herbs are adaptogenic, which means they balance the hormonal system, helping to cope with STRESS.
It is all mixed in a base of ghee and raw honey, with digestive spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and long pepper which kindle the digestive fire and enhance metabolism. The sweet and sour tastes are carriers to help absorption and assimilation of nutrients into each cell. In fact Chyavanprash is always prescribed after an Ayurvedic detox cleanse, to repair and rebuild healthy tissue.
All of us could benefit from including this simple, tasty jam to our daily regimen, especially over the cold and flu season. It will ward off oncoming germ assaults, and quickly break up the congestion we commonly experience this time of year.
Chyavanprash is traditionally taken with hot milk, or hot water. It can also be eaten every morning spread over a piece of toast.
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