Chyavanprash has been appreciated in India for centuries. In Ayurveda, it is a dietary supplement. "Chyavanprash is a delicious, mildly spicy puree of ghee (melted butter), rich in Amla (Amalaki), cane sugar, honey and a wide variety of Ayurvedic herbs.
"Chyavanprash has special balancing properties - it is a calming and balancing food supplement for the whole family. Particularly beneficial properties include natural vitamin C, highly concentrated in the Amla fruit, and selected Ayurvedic herbs. The natural ingredients, which have been researched and proven over thousands of years, make Chyavanprash highly suitable for people of all ages.
In the classical Ayurvedic tradition, Chyavanprash belongs to the so-called Rasayanas (a word made up of the words Rasa and Ayana). Rasa, as the body's movement fluid, is produced during digestion and has nourishing properties for all tissues. In Ayurveda, the following tissues (Dathus) are distinguished: Rasa (plasma), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscles), Medas (fat), Asthi (bones), Majja (bone marrow), and Shukra (nervous and reproductive tissue). .
Ayana means that Dhatus is well nourished and healthy. Therefore, Rasayana is truly a blessing for the whole body.
"Chyavanprash is an authentic Ayurvedic food supplement with many historical references and legends. The earliest sources indicate that Chyavanprash dates back to more than 3000 BC. According to the ancient Ayurvedic text 'Charak Samhita', the first and oldest Ayurvedic scripture, Chyavanprash can and should be taken daily.
"Govinda" organic Chyavanprash is traditionally prepared in India according to a millennia-old Ayurvedic recipe. This delicious organic herbal fruit puree is made from fresh amla (Amalaki) fruit pulp, gur (thickened natural cane juice) and various Ayurvedic herbs. Chyavanprash has retained a special significance in Ayurveda for centuries.
About the ingredients:
Most recipes involve boiling the herbs in water and then mixing the dried extract with honey. The powder is then powdered with the aromatic spices cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. The finished product is like a sugar syrup but with a delicious and slightly spicy taste.
Ayurvedic herbs and spices are traditionally made according to the Sarangadhara Samhitha, one of the main scriptures of Ayurveda.
Amalaki (Amla, lat. Emblica officinalis, Indian gooseberry) is one of the main ingredients, along with cane sugar and honey. According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, Amalaki is the richest source of natural vitamin C, containing almost all six Ayurvedic flavours except salty. Amalaki contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, carbohydrates, thiamine, riboflavin and many others. Many scientifically sound studies have confirmed the positive properties of Amalaki.
Raw cane sugar and honey serve as carrier herbs. In addition, cane sugar and honey give a sweet taste, refreshing, according to Ayurvedic texts. Chyavanprash would not have the same potency without sugar and honey.
Frequently asked questions about Chyavanprash:
Does Chyavanprash need to be refrigerated?
It does not normally need to be refrigerated. However, if you use it for more than 4 weeks after first opening, it is recommended to keep it cool.
Can Chyavanprash be used for a long period of time without a break?
Since Chyavanprash is a natural food supplement and not a medicine, it can (and should) be taken every day without any restrictions.
How and how often can Chyavanprash be taken?
1-2 teaspoons daily, for example as a snack on bread or toast. Or just by sucking on a spoon. For better digestion, it is advisable to take with a little (warm) milk.
"Govinda's organic Chyavanprash' production site is located near the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. Expert herbalists work with local farmers to source the right ingredients fresh daily.
First, the spices, herbs and amla fruit are mixed with crystallised cane sugar ('gur' or 'goor'), which has been dried in the sun. The grinder grinds and mixes everything. The mixture is gently boiled for a while to make it durable and easy to spread. When the mixture has cooled, it is hung in a nettle cloth to drain. After 24 hours, the excess juice is drained, the pulp is now blended and finally poured into wooden barrels made of the finest mango wood.
The result is a smooth, tasty, sour-sweet, herbal-flavoured fruit puree which can be used as a spread for bread or enjoyed by the spoonful (1-2 teaspoons in the morning is best) with warm milk.
Take 1-2 teaspoons per day: before breakfast and 15 minutes before your next meal (or between meals). You can also dissolve the amount in warm milk or make a delicious warming drink with soya or rice milk. It is delicious spread on toast. An excellent tonic for children (5-12 years) - half a teaspoon before breakfast. Children are recommended to take 0,5 teaspoon per day.
It is best taken in the morning, but can be taken at any other time of the day, preferably with warm milk at bedtime.
Ingredients: Honey*, amla* (48,8 %), Utpala*, Draksha*, ghee*, sesame oil*, cane sugar*, Sati*, Ayurvedic herbs and spices*.
* from controlled organic production
Nutrition (100g): Energy 1280 kJ / 360 kcal, Fat: 4g (of which saturated 0.6g), Carbohydrate: 66g (of which sugar 61g), Protein: 1.6g, Salt: 0.22g.
Storage conditions: store in a tightly closed container in a dark, cool place. Refrigerate once opened.
Country of origin: India
Net quantity: 500 g
Best before: see packaging