Chyawanprash is an immensely popular Ayurvedic jam that has been used for many thousands of years. It has been prescribed for a variety of things, ranging from boosting longevity to increasing sexual health. It was, and still is, one of the most popular medicines used in Ayurveda.
One might wonder what ingredients are to be found in a supplement so powerful that it has remained popular over the millennia. In regards to Chyawanprash, this can be a bit of a difficult question to answer – but we’ll do our best.
What’s in Chyawanprash?
Chyawanprash is a form of medicinal jam, a very dark paste that contains a number of different ingredients. Ayurvedic jams are carrier substances that allow for the combination of many different herbal substances.
Chyawanprash is described in Ayurvedic literature as a rasayana, or a rejuvenative substance. These compounds help improve vitality, restore youthfulness, and improve overall health through a number of different methods.
One of the reasons that it can be difficult to determine exactly what the chyawanprash ingredients are is because there are a number of different recipes for the jam. Depending on the manufacturer or the herbalist that you’re going to be dealing with, you’ll probably get a different recipe.
Most concoctions of Chyawanprash contain around thirty to fifty different medicinal herbs, however, there are some varieties that contain far fewer and others that contain more.
One thing that’s consistent across different types of Chyawanprash is the base ingredient. The base ingredient, amalaki, also known as amla or Indian Gooseberry, is also one of the main ingredients in another immensely powerful Ayurvedic detoxification concoction: triphala. If you’ve tried triphala, then you’re probably already aware of how fantastic amalaki fruit can be for detox.
There are also a number of non-herbal Chyawanprash ingredients that are generally similar among different brands.
- Ghee, or clarified butter, is a yogavahi: a catalytic agent which helps bring the benefits of the herbs deeper into the body
- Sesame oil
- A source of sugar – usually unrefined cane sugar or honey
Aside from that, makers can include a wide variety of different Chyawanprash ingredients if they so choose. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia lists 44 herbs that are generally included in Chyawanprash. We don’t have room to list them all here, but some of the most well-known include:
- The fruits of the Indian long pepper
- Indian nightshade
- The roots and trichomes of nut grass
- The heartwood of the sandalwood plant
- Cardamom seeds
- The roots and trichomes of the wild yam
- The bark and leaves of the cinnamon plant
PIOR Living’s formula ingredients are consistent with ancient Ayurvedic text and are 100% organic and wildcrafted: Amla Fruit, Long Pepper Fruit, Red Sandalwood Heartwood, Malabar Tree Leaf, Ashwagandha Root, Shatavari Root, Bacopa Leaf, Holy Basil Leaf, Ginger Rhizome, Raisin Fruit, Licorice Stem, Phyllanthus Whole, Zedoary Rhizome, Cinnamon Bark, Saffron Stigma, Wild Cardamom Seed, Kudzu Root, Arjuna Bark, Chebulic Myrobalam Fruit, Sacred Lotus Seed, Neem Leaf, Tribulus Fruit, Golden Apple Fruit, Indian Tinospora Stem, Nut Grass Whole, Leptadenia Leaf, Boerhavia Root, Mesua Flower, Amla Fruit Extract, Ashwagandha Root Extract, Long Pepper Fruit Extract, Jaggery (Saccharum Ocinarum), Clarified Butter (Cow Ghee), Raw Honey, Cold Pressed Black Sesame Seed Oil.
PIOR Living is committed to making its products with intention and using techniques that honor the traditional, Vedic practices. This means that when you consume our Chyawanprash, you can be assured the ingredients are harvested for maximum prana and positive impact and are 100% green with no child labor.