Thanks to its revitalizing effects, Chyawanprash has been called the "elixir of life" or "elixir of youth" in India for centuries and is used in rasayana or rejuvenation therapy, the main goal of which is to restore life energy, youthful vitality and the overall psychosomatic condition of the body.
Elixir of Life And its Origin
According to one of the old Indian legends, in ancient times there lived a old sage Chyawan, who at the end of his life discovered a beneficial combination of herbs with the heavenly fruit Amla, thanks to which he restored his health and youth and lived to a very old age in full strength. According to other sources, they were even Ashvins, brothers of semi-divine origin, known as doctors of the gods themselves gifted with the power of healing who prepared this miraculous herbal elixir of Amla and nearly 50 other Ayurvedic herbs for Sage Chyawan to restore his youth and good health. Since then, the name of this exceptional herbal elixir has borne the sage's name, and Chyawanprash has since become the most traditional preparation of Ayurvedic medicine, which has been using it for over 2,000 years.
The first documented recipe of this elixir of youth is found in the book Charaka Samhita written already in the 4th century BC by the sage Charaka. He describes it as an excellent means of strengthening physical and mental health.
Restoration of Vital Energy - Regeneration of Psychosomatic Forces When Exhausted
Chyawanprash is a nutritional herbal elixir that, thanks to its composition rich in a number of adaptogenic herbs, supports the overall regeneration of the organism. It has a significant effect on the in-depth nutrition of body tissues (dhatus), of which there are seven in the human body according to Ayurveda and which represent the basic building blocks of the physical body. These bodily tissues are listed in Ayurveda in the following order, according to how they are formed through the process of digestion from the daily diet: plasma (rasa), blood (rakta), muscle (māmsa), fat (meda), bone (asthi), bone marrow and nervous system (majja) and the essence of the reproductive organs (male shukra and female arthava). Each tissue in the order, as mentioned, nourishes the following tissue and at the end of the whole process a deep source of energy reserve and the very essence of the organism's immunity - ojas - is formed. Chyawanprash, which, in addition to health-giving herbs and the exceptional Amalaki fruit, also contains honey and clarified butter ghee, nourishes and supports the proper formation and functioning of all 7 basic body tissues to strengthen this basic life energy ojas.
A Powerful Antioxidant for Rejuvenation
The main ingredient of Chyawanprash is the small Indian fruit Amla (Emblica officinalis), which is called "heavenly" in India and considered sacred mainly due to its strong antioxidant and revitalizing effects. Amla is rich in a large amount of Vitamin C and other antioxidants that stimulate the body's natural defenses, eliminate the formation of free radicals, protect cells from oxidative stress and thereby slow down the aging process. Regular consumption of the elixir also increases iron absorption and helps with fatigue and exhaustion.
Read more about using Amla or watch the traditional preparation of Chyawanprash over an open fire.
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Cleansing the Body's Pathways
In addition to body tissues (dhatus), the human body is also equipped with a system of body pathways (srotamsi), which are in charge of processing the food taken in, nourishing the seven body tissues and ensuring the proper excretion of waste substances. Thanks to the content of a wide spectrum of herbs, Chyawanprash benefits the cleansing of these body pathways and keeps them in good condition.
Digestion, Liver and Blood
Among the most important included herbs providing comprehensive care for the digestive tract are bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and amla (Emblica officinalis), which together create the most powerful Ayurvedic detoxification triple combination known as triphala. It supports good digestion and regular emptying, has a strong detoxifying effect on the intestinal tract, benefits the immunity of the intestinal flora and harmonizes the activity of the digestive system as a whole.
The kalamegha herb (Andrographis paniculata) has a positive effect on cleansing the liver and restoring its vital functions associated with detoxification and good blood quality. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) strengthens blood circulation and contributes to the harmonization of the circulatory system.
CHYAWANPRASH got rid of my constipation which I suffered for 14 years!! After only three days of use, I started having a bowel movement once a day. Now after two months my digestion is completely fine. I also lost 3 kg and my atopic eczema is disappearing! - R. Kowalski
Chyawanprash is a universal Ayurvedic elixir that also supports the respiratory system with its effects. The highly adaptogenic herb tulsi (sacred basil, Ocimum sanctum) is known for many beneficial effects, including the regeneration of the respiratory system and airways. It helps with coughs, colds, pneumonia and asthma. Glycyrrhiza glabra, known to us as licorice or warming and relaxing ginger (Zingiber officinale), also contributes to calming and proper functioning of the respiratory system.
I have been using CHYAWANPRASH for half a year now and I cannot praise it enough. I didn't even get a cold or a cough at all... I just survived the winter well for the first time in years. - Andrea
The Chyawanprash formula also includes herbs that support the proper functioning of the kidneys, prostate, bladder and ureters. Among them are the well-known tribulus terrestris, which supports the healthy functioning of the entire urinary system, or Apium graveolens, which helps the proper functioning of the kidneys and excretory system. The herb guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), known as the nectar of immortality, is also beneficial in the treatment of infections.
Supporting Mental Balance
Most of the Ayurvedic herbs and especially the herbs contained in Chyawanprash have psychosomatic effects and are thus helpful in the overall regeneration of psychic and mental forces, which are an integral part of a person's comprehensive health and balance. calm the agitated mind and emotions, strengthen his ability to concentrate and support memory and brain function. There are several legendary Ayurvedic herbs that cannot be missing in the elixir of life and youth. These are brahmi (Centella asiatica), which stimulates brain activity, maintains alertness and improves memory and ability to concentrate, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), called "horse power", which regenerates the body, relieves fatigue, mental strain and workload and helps to better manage stressful situations, shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) harmonizing the mental state in case of irritability, anxiety and hormonal imbalance and kudzu (Pueraria lobata) strengthening the overall vitality of the body.
Usage and Recommended Dosage of Chyawanprash
Chyawanprash is taken directly on a teaspoon 2-3 times a day and taken with a sip of lukewarm milk, vegetable milk or water. We can also prepare a drink from it, mixing 1 teaspoon in 250 ml of lukewarm milk or water. The elixir is recommended to be taken on an empty stomach before meals. One pack of Chyawanprash (300g) is enough for 3-4 weeks. The traditional period for which Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy should last is a period of 3 months, when the body's pathways have been sufficiently cleared and the body's tissues regenerated satisfactorily, thus fully restoring the deep essence of the body's ojas immunity.
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