Chyawanprash: Health Benefits, Side Effects and 12 Vital Ingredients

Chyawanprash: Health Benefits, Side Effects and 12 Vital Ingredients

Bajaj Finserv Health
February 01, 20225 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Chyawanprash is a common immunity booster popular in India
  • Chyawanprash benefits the human heart, skin, hair, and mental health
  • Your ideal chyawanprash dose depends on your age and health

Chyawanprash is a common ayurvedic remedy found in Indian households. Known as an immunity booster, this mixture with jam-like consistency is an herbal preparation that may be the answer to many health conditions. From better digestion to improved heart health, its benefits are many. This sweet and sour mixture is suitable for all genders and age groups [1].

Read on to know more about benefits of chyawanprash for hair, skin and more as well as its ingredients and dosage. 

7 Top chyawanprash benefits for health

Gives your immunity a boost

Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, chyawanprash is one of the best immunity booster foods to have. Its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties also shield your body from various infections. It further boosts your immunity by helping your body fight microbes that cause infections.

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Aids in improving your heart health

Chyawanprash is good for your heart because of two herbs, ashwagandha and arjuna. These herbs help strengthen your heart muscle, keep your heart relaxed, and lower cholesterol. The properties of these herbs help prevent or reduce the risk of various heart conditions, including heart attack, blockage, blood clots, and atherosclerosis.

Helps promote digestive health

Packed with fiber and anti-flatulent properties, chyawanprash helps improve and maintain your gut health. Its anti-flatulent properties help reduce gas formation, which keeps flatulence, abdominal distention, and bloating at bay. Being a fiber-rich food, it can also help you resolve constipation and other digestive problems. 

Additionally, it contains antacids which help prevent and treat problems like ulcer, indigestion, and gastritis. All these properties of chyawanprash help your body better absorb nutrients from food. 

Slows your aging process

The regenerative properties of chyawanprash help repair and regrow your tissues. Its antioxidant properties also help prevent cellular damage. It also protects your body from free radicals and helps maintain the calcium ratio of your bones. All this helps slow down the aging process of the tissues in your skin, heart, liver, and lungs. When consumed with milk, it can also help in revitalization of your cells. This is one of the common benefits of chyawanprash with milk.


Helps you lose weight

Flavonoids are one of the constituents of chyawanprash. They help your body lose excess weight quickly. Being fiber-rich and full of essential nutrients, it also helps in satiating your hunger and reduce overeating. All this makes it easier for your body to shed weight easily and quickly.

Boosts the health of your skin and hair

There are many benefits of chyawanprash for skin. Its antioxidant properties help keep your skin radiant and flawless. Consuming it can protect your skin from oxidative radical damage caused by UV rays. The composition also helps reduce the aging signs such as spots, wrinkles, dark circles, and fine lines. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce conditions like acne, zits, pimple, and other skin infections. 

The benefits of chyawanprash for hair comes from its nutrients. With their help and its immunity-boosting properties, it can ensure healthy and quick hair growth. 

Improves memory and brain function

The ample nutrients and antioxidant properties of chyawanprash also helps keep your mind healthy. The anti-amnesic properties present in it also helps improve memory and manage conditions like Alzheimer’s [2].

12 Vital Chyawanprash Ingredients

There are different types of chyawanprash available in the market. Though they consist of different ingredients, there are some common ones. Here is a list of 12 common and vital chyawanprash ingredients

  • Amla
  • Pippali
  • Saffron
  • Neem
  • Brahmi
  • Ashwagandha
  • White sandalwood
  • Cardamom
  • Arjuna
  • Ghee
  • Honey
  • Tulsi

You can also make chyawanprash at home by mixing these ingredients as well as others based on your needs.

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Chyawanprash dose: How much to have?

Experts generally recommend chyawanprash during winter or flu season, but you can have it throughout the year. Make sure that you do not consume it excessively, otherwise it may lead to certain side effects. The following are the ideal doses of chyawanprash for people in different age groups.

  • Children – Half to one teaspoon
  • Teenagers – One to two teaspoons
  • Adults – One to three teaspoons

Does this herbal remedy pose a risk of health disease?

Though chyawanprash has ample benefits, too much of it may cause some mild side effects. Chyawanprash does not pose a risk of health disease, but before having it regularly you should contact your doctor if you have any of the following conditions

  • Chronic constipation
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Abdominal gas or distention
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Slow digestion

If you experience the following signs after consuming chyawanprash, consult a doctor immediately.

  • Numbness and swelling
  • Tingling sensation in arms or other body parts
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

The best way to add chyawanprash to your diet is to ask your doctor how much and which one to have. To get nutritional advice and immediate help, book an in clinic or online doctor consultation with the best doctors or nutritionists on Bajaj Finserv Health. The platform also offers affordable test packages. From checking your vitamin levels to tracking your heart health, there are over 100 tests. Choose one and start your journey for better health!

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