Chyavanprasam is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants as well as being a spleen and digestive tonic. It is a famous, and very old formula, rejuvenating tonic. Sweet and delicious, great for kids. Excellent to stop sugar cravings in the evening.
Dose: 10 – 15 grams (1 teaspoon) on an empty stomach, ideally followed by warm milk.
Chyavanaprasam is a well known rasayana or rejuvenate jam which is said to regenerate the body and mind, prevent decay and postpone ageing. Rasayana translates as movement (yana) of essence (Rasa). Rasa, or the essence of our digested food, circulates throughout the body nourishing our cells and aiding in the removal of damaged ones. As we age, the building process slows and circulation is retarded, therefore Rasayana therapy, which is building and circulatory, becomes of particular importance.
Our Chyavanaprasam is manufactured by Rajah Healthy Acres Ayurvedic Hospital according to a recipe that dates back to 13 A.D.
The main ingredient is Embilicia Officinalis or Amalaki which is very high in vitamin C as well as being a strong antioxidant. Interestingly, its potency is not lost during cooking or storage as it contains certain tannins that lock in the vitamins and antioxidants. Amalaki is a slightly sour anti-acid and refrigerant. A sour taste usually increases heat and acidity in the body but magically Amalaki is soothing and cooling. These qualities are said to protect the cells against damage from free radicals.
Taking Chyavanaprasm with warm milk increases its action, helping the body distribute the medicine where it is needed. Sweet and spicy, Chyavanaprasam is ideal for children.
‘The Vedic texts describes that the great sage Chyavana muni was in deep meditation sitting on the bottom of a great river. He had controlled his breath to such an extent that this was not difficult for him. Many hundreds of years went by in this way as the sage cultivated his fixture on the oneness of the universe. Chyavana was snapped out of his great meditation when two fish in a tangle of erotic love tickled his nose as they passed him by! The muni emerged from the river clearly shaken by the traumatic experience. Full of material desires, Chyavana approached the king and asked for the king’s daughter as a bride. The king, not wanting to be cursed by the sage nor wanting to be hated by his daughter, said certainly sir if she chooses’. When the muni saw his reflection he realized that a few hundred years under water had done no favors for his good looks. Chyavana left for the forest, made Chyavanaprasam from the amalaki berry and then took the rasayana therapy. Upon Chyavana muni’s return to the kingdom the young princess was more than happy to accept the beautiful muni as a husband.” Jay Dharma Mulder.
Cough, asthma, fever, said to increase lifespan, arthritis, urinary problems, strength, increases immunity, high antioxidant, improves memory, heart problems, general well-being.
10 – 15 grams on an empty stomach, ideally followed by warm milk.