Chyawanprash: Health Benefits, Side effects, Authentic Recipe & Ingredients

Continuing with another article on another power-packed Winter Superfood.

Chywanprash or Amla Jeevan (A spoonful of life).


Jeevan is made by using pure ingredients that are beneficial in maintaining good health.

It is especially helpful during the winter months.

Jeevan literally means ‘life’ hence it is filled with all the goodness needed to lead a beautiful and healthy life.

This Amla Jeevan boasts of many pure and rich ingredients as part of the recipe.

Health benefits of Chyawanprash

Here are the numerous nutritional and health benefits of Chyawanprash together with a peek into the top 10 primary ingredients used:

1. Cardamom (Elaichi)

Is helpful in preventing cavities and overall oral health, helps decrease blood pressure and acts as a diuretic (a substance that naturally promotes increased production of urine) to improve kidney functions.

Chyawanprash ingredients
Elaichi, one of the ingredients used for Chyawanprash.

2. Cinnamon

Known to lower blood sugar levels, loaded with powerful antioxidants. Helps the body fight against all kinds of infections.

Chyawanprash health benefits

3. Nutmeg

Helps the body from many diseases as it has antibacterial properties. It also fights cavities and gum diseases.

It is also known to fight against cancer-producing cells.

Nutmeg is used to make Chyawanprash

4. Saffron (Kesar)

Apart from its rich color and flavor, it is also most helpful in treating depression. Also helps in the treatment of most types of cancers.

Saffron is a recipe for Chyawanprash

5. Clove

It helps reduce appetite and aids weight loss. It is beneficial in liver health, regulates blood sugar, reduces stomach ulcers, and promotes bone health.

Clove is a key ingredient for Chyawanprash

6. Pistachio

A fantastic source of vitamin B6 which aids in several bodily functions. It is also a rich source of proteins and potassium yet comparatively low in calories.

Vegetarians usually lack protein due to non-consumption of foods like meat, fish, etc.


7. Almonds

A superfood that aids in lowering bad cholesterol, also packed with magnesium, potassium, and vitamin E.

It is known as bone-building food.

Almonds is used to make Amla Jeevan

8. Indian Gooseberries (Amla)

Rich in vitamin C, E, A, Iron, Calcium. It helps control diabetes, aids digestion, improves eye health, builds immunity, enhances memory, and improves overall brain health.

Amla Jeevan
Indian gooseberry is used for Amla Jeevan

9. Rock Sugar

Sugar in its purest and unrefined form is extremely beneficial for health, unlike the refined kind.

Natural sugar helps relieve cold, sore throat, facilitates digestion. It also helps boost hemoglobin levels.

Rock sugar
Rock sugar

10. Coral Calx (Pravaal Bhasma)

Is an extremely rich source of calcium, used in traditional Indian medicines (Ayurveda) to cure bone disorders.

There are not many times in our lives when we come across such superfoods that have 0 side effects and only improve our health.

2 spoons a day of this Amla Jeevan are enough to take charge of overall health.

Side Effects of Chyawanprash

1. Loose stools

2. Allergies

3. Peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer

4. Diarrhoea

5. Stomach or abdominal pains

6. May raise blood sugar… Chyavanprash is not good for diabetics.

Sourced from Localbee India


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