Anyone who has ever grown up in India knows what a chyawanprash is. It is that black substance that your mother forced you to eat every day, especially during the colder seasons, so that your immune system stayed strong. For anyone who doesn’t know what chyawanprash is, it is a cooked mixture of sugar, ghee, honey, amla or Indian gooseberry and various other natural ingredients and herbs that have a lot of good nutrients in them that make you healthy and strong. And even though it is good for you, no one has ever been able to do anything about the way this product tastes.
Since it is a product that is made using all natural ingredients and the process of making this is mentioned in ayurvedic texts, I feel like Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali just had to make a version of their own, since their motto revolves around that ballpark.
In today’s post, I will be reviewing the Patanjali Chyawanprash.
Price and Packaging
This is sold for INR 250 for a 1 kilogram jar. It comes in a plastic, white and orange colored bottle with a screw on cap that shuts on tight when closed.
The ingredient list of this product is endless. There are so many herbs, roots, fruits, oils, and sugars used to make this product. Here is a rundown of the main ingredients.
Amla or Indian gooseberry is the key ingredient here that is why the color of the chyawanprash is always black or a dark brown. Dashmoola, vriddhi, motha, meda, kharedi, draksha, harad, jeevanti, elaichi or cardamom, kakoli, vidarikand, adusa, kaknasa, sesame oil, ghee or clarified butter, neelotpal, cinnamon, long pepper or pippali, mashparni, jeevak, kachoor, rishbak, purnava, pure honey, nagar motha, and karkatshringhi.
I can understand if you have a big question mark on your head after reading this list, but since chyawanprash is always made using ayurvedic ingredients, it is no surprise that more than half of this list has names that you and I have never heard of and would probably butcher if we tried to pronounce it.
Patanjali claims that their chyawanprash has quite a few benefits.
Strengthens the Immune System
Like I have been mentioning before, because of all the number of herbs, oils, and fruits that are used to make this product, it does have a major positive impact on your health. When you consume a substance which is basically an admixture of honey, ghee, crushed gooseberry, sesame oil, raisins, cloves, and so on, it is bound to do something good for your body and the Patanjali Chyawanprash does exactly that. I am a person who used to consume chyawanprash everyday when I was a kid, mainly because my mother made sure of it. But regardless, that habit made sure that I had a healthy immune system to the point that I never fell sick, even when the seasons changed.
Aids in Digestion
Because of all the fiber that is present in chyawanprash from all the fruits that are crushed and added to it, and also due to the ayurvedic herbs that help with constipation and other stomach related ailments, consuming chyawanprash on a everyday basis will aid you in your digestion.
Detoxifies the Body
It again comes down to all the natural ingredients and ayurvedic herbs and roots used to make this product. It detoxified your blood, giving you clear skin, and it gets rid of any toxic waste from your body making you feel healthy and fresh. So instead of having to starve yourself with a juice fast in order to detoxify your body, consume a spoonful of chyawanprash in the morning after or before your breakfast and you will see the difference for yourself.
Improves Skin and Hair
Due to all the antioxidants that are present in the ingredients that are used to make this item, chyawanprash helps give you clear and glowing skin because it gets rid of any impurities in your blood.
I won’t call it a side effect, entirely, but since the Patanjali chyawanprash just like any other chyawanprash in the market, has sugar, ghee, and honey all in one bottle, it isn’t a product that should be consumed with people who have diabetes.
Also, if you consume this on an empty stomach, it might cause a burning sensation in your stomach. Therefore it is advised that you eat it after your breakfast, or eat something right after you have eaten the chyawanprash.
Pros and Cons
- Reasonably priced
- Nice packaging
- Helps in digestion and any other stomach related problems
- Strengthens your immune system
- Helps clear your skin of acne and blemishes
- Can’t be consumed by diabetic people
So in conclusion, the Patanjali chyawanprash is a very healthy product which has multiple health benefits. Consuming it on an everyday basis will reduce any physical health problems that one might be having. It is made of all natural ingredients and they all together do wonders for your body.